Fracking in Australia

Fracking is a commonly accepted term for hydro-fracturing, a process where water, sand and millions of gallons of toxic chemicals are injected into the earth at high pressure.

The aim of hydro-fracturing is to fracture rock formations deep underground in the hopes of liberating natural gas that would be otherwise inaccessible, and to bring it to the surface.

With hydrofracking, a well can produce over a million gallons of waste water that is often laced with highly corrosive salts, carcinogens like benzene and radioactive elements like radium.Other carcinogenic materials can be added to the waste water by the chemicals used in the hydrofracking itself.

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Protests in USA

July 28, 2012: Protest in Washington, DC against the natural gas hydro fracking extraction process, its massive deposit of greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere, and the devastating effects it has on the land and communities.

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Protests in UK

Early Saturday morning anti-fracking campaigners climbed 500 feet to hang two banners from the iconic Blackpool Tower raising awareness about the dangers of hydraulic fracturing for shale gas spreading to the UK. After successfully hanging the banners, the two climbers were sprayed with a pressure washer by Blackpool Tower workers while they were hundreds of feet above the ground. Both protesters were arrested when they descended.

“The UK fracking industry is in its infancy. We must act now if we are to stop it in its tracks. It’s bad for Lancashire, it’s bad for the UK and it’s bad for the planet.”

Blackpool Tower is five miles east of the first fracking test well in the UK. The group is highlighting the issue and launch of an anti-fracking campaign centred around the website

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