I’m afraid I have some bad news. Chemical company INEOS wants to bring fracking to Derbyshire.
Fracking is a process that pumps chemicals, sand and pressurised water deep underground to break up rocks - releasing gas trapped inside. In the United States this has led to water contamination. We need to keep existing fossil fuels in the ground - not find more sources to extract - if we're going to stop dangerous climate change.
But INEOS still needs permission from Derbyshire County Council if it wants to frack. The council will make its decision soon. So let’s join together and show the council that fracking is not welcome in Derbyshire.
Local activists Eckington Against Fracking are holding a No Fracking Day on Saturday 16 September. We have been contacted by Friends of the Earth asking for our support.
There will be three Marches, meeting at a rally at Marsh Lane at 2pm. The marches will start at the following locations:
- Mosborough 'The Queen' S20 5AF at 12 noon
- Eckington Precinct S21 4EG at 12.45pm
- Coal Aston Community Centre S18 3AX at 12.45pm
The rally will be at 2pm next to the Well site on Marsh Lane S21 5RH. There will be speakers, bands, a bar, food and stalls at the rally. It will be a great way to meet up with other people in the area who are concerned about fracking.
You can sign up on Facebook to show the organisers that you are coming - or feel free to just turn up on the day.