Gasland 2 and Conference Brussels – Unfracked, why shale gas should stay in the ground.
4 and 5 Sept. 2013
The recorded live stream and the presentations of the conference:
Josh Fox:’ I would love to come to Ireland‘ (youtube )
Josh would love to come to Ireland, pictured with Fracking Free Ireland
Josh speaking during the conference. https://www.dropbox.com/s/w0zukfxbeuwugwp/MVI_0376.AVI?dl=0
Josh playing on his banjo – https://www.dropbox.com/s/8zbenmnvm8co4wg/MVI_0378.AVI?dl=0
Josh playing the banjo
We will win!
John Armstrong’s presentation
Presentation from Colorado
Campaigners from Spain, Catalonia
Fracking Free Ireland pictured with a priest and campaigner from Romania
The church is opposed to fracking
Conference in Brussels 10-12 Oct. 2012
Friends of the Earth Europe organised an international conference in Brussels. 38 shale gas campaigners from various countries gathered to give an update on the shale gas and fracking situation in their countries. Representatives from Scotland, UK, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Romania, Poland, Bulgaria, Australia and the EU shared their concerns and experiences with (the threat of) hydraulic fracturing. Time was also allocated to meet our MEP’s. It was a very fruitful and inspiring conference. Thanks to all for the organisation.
Here you will find some pictures on Flickr account: http://www.flickr.com/photos/foeeurope
A small demonstration in front of the EU Parliament.
UK, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland
Campaigners from Czech republic. A ban on fracking (has to be implemented) After the conference they went to Germany to visit a fracking site, the perfect site for a short movie on fracking.
Campaigners from Bulgaria. Left: Borislav Sandow (‘Bobby Sands’,) a member of the Greens.
They managed to gather 500.000 signatures for the petition, 60.000 people on face and a moratorium within 6 months since they started their campaign. Bulgaria has 7 million people (Ireland has approx. 4 million)
An Irish filmcrew will make a movie on fracking in two Bulgarian villages.http://www.sligotoday.ie/details.php?id=22489
Fracking in the UK, Scotland and Ireland Blue: licensed area’s Red dots: campaign groups
Poland and Czech Republic
Red = active fracking companies, red dots = campaign groups
The Netherlands and Belgium
Hungary (left) Romania (right) and Bulgaria. Note: green in Bulgaria: Moratorium, fracking free zone (country)
More Fracking maps :
http://frackingfreeireland.org/global-fracking/ scroll down for the various countries and maps
Mapping finished! Ireland (Ineke), Bulgaria and Austria
The EU Parliament where we met our MEP’s