Welcome to Frack Free Dee
Frack Free Dee is a collective of concerned residents groups, located loosely around the River Dee catchment in Cheshire, Wirral, North East Wales and North Shropshire. Our aim is to peacefully campaign against all forms of extreme energy with particular focus on Coal Bed Methane (CBM), Shale and Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) all of which are commonly referred to as FRACKING. While there are a lot of differing technical details these processes all involve drilling large numbers of multi-directional wells at regular intervals ultimately covering the landscape. The scale of these new, more intense methods is like nothing we have seen before and to add some perspective, up until now the largest onshore gas field in the UK, Saltfleetby in Lincolnshire, had only 8 wells. To produce the same amount of gas extracted via Shale/CBM it would require hundreds of wells to be drilled.
However, contrary to what the industry try to tell you, we don’t simply have to accept this. Communities around the UK and indeed the world are mobilising and getting together to see what their collective efforts can do to resist this industry and find sustainable energy sources. You could get involved with your local anti fracking group by hold a film screening, organise an awareness meeting, hand out some leaflets, discuss it with your neighbours, attend a demo, hold a stall at a car boot/event, contribute content to this website, the choice is yours and you can do as little or as much as you like, but most of all,make some new friends and enjoy what you do, however you choose to engage 🙂
If you would like to be kept informed about upcoming events and ways you can help out across the region – even a few hours here and there can make a huge difference – please add yourself to our mailing list –
simply email frackfreedee-volunteer@ris