Derby Climate Coalition organised an anti-fracking meeting on the 9th of March. We heard some fantastic campaigners; from Sherwood Forest, Amber Valley and from Eckington in NE Derbyshire. 20 people came to our meeting.
We swapped lots of information and resources. A UK Petroleum Exploration and Development Licence (PEDL) allows a company to pursue a range of oil and gas exploration activities, subject to necessary drilling/development consents and planning permission. There are currently 230 onshore licences, covering 529 blocks. Here are some maps of PEDLS: UK oil and gas
In summary, the Government is finding it rather difficult to roll out fracking across the UK. For two reasons. First it is proving to be rather expensive, especially because of the lowering of costs of renewable energy.
Secondly, and above all, because of the resistance by local campaigners.There are now hundreds and hundreds of anti-fracking groups up and down the country.
Here are some more photo’s from the Eckington demonstration against fracking on February 25.