Wednesday, 8 March 2017

No Fracking Way march happening right now! #nofrackingwayuk

I received an email yesterday evening from Andrew Cooper, one of a group undertaking a No Fracking Way protest march across Yorkshire and Lancashire this week. Regular blog readers may already have read my anti-fracking posts and will know I am a keen walker so I am happy to support this protest, albeit virtually and from two thousand miles away.

What is the No Fracking Way?
The ‘No Fracking Way’ is a 5 day protest march from the Yorkshire Fracking site at Kirby Misperton to the Lancashire Fracking site at Preston New Road in Blackpool. A core group of Green Party activists are walking the 120 miles between the 2 points starting on Wednesday 8th March and finishing on Sunday 12th March. Along the way these walkers will be highlighting the dangers of Fracking to local communities and the global environment. They will also be talking about cleaner alternatives to Fracking such as the different types of renewable energy, and how energy efficiency programmes for our homes can help reduce how much energy we consume.

As well as the walk itself, there are events planned en route including evening gigs and talks in York, Harrogate, Skipton, Burnley and Kirkham. Check this page of the No Fracking Way website for details.

And if you want to join part of the walk, No Fracking Way left Kirby Misperton at 7:30 this morning (ouch!) on a 29 mile hike as far as Brafferton. Further days' walks are broken down into between 19 and 25 mile segments and there is a detailed break down of the schedule Here.

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