The people of the UK do not want fracking and the government is going ahead with it ... Why?
Once it became apparant how dangerous fracking is to the aquafiers near by and the quality of the air, all polls and petition exercises show an overwhelming rejection of fracking as a fuel extraction process by the UK public. The UK government however, keeps proposing laws that will enable the wholesale fracking of private land whether the land owners agree to it or not. The residents desires seem to be utterly ignored.
Tina Louise is one of the founding members of Frack Free Lancashire and she speaks to us of her experience of the UK democratic process in relation to Fracking, a fuel extraction process that is causing illness and poisoning of natural reserves of water across the United States. Please see Gasland 1 and Gasland 2 documentaries for information.
A Polly Tikkle Production for Occupy Democracy Action Working Group