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C.2.e. Campaigns Against Fracking

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Many governments see the technology of fracking (releasing gas from shale) as a promising source of relatively cheap energy created within their own territories, and so reducing their dependence on importing oil or gas. Fracking has already made a considerable difference to energy supplies within the USA. However, many local communities are bitterly opposed to the potentially dangerous and polluting process of fracking taking place near where they live. Environmentalists are, in addition, deeply concerned about the impact of widespread fracking on climate change. So there has been a developing world wide resistance to fracking in 2013-14.

Castle, Ben, The Global Movement against Fracking : Lessons from Bulgaria, the UK and New York State, The Democracy Center, Climate Campaign Profiles, 2012, pp. -12

Chivers, Danny, The Frack Files, New Internationalist, 04/12/2013, pp. 12-28

Report on development of fracking, its technology and implications, and the widespread resistance to it around the world. Larger coalitions of opposition listed at end.

Duhamel, Philippe, Civil resistance as deterrent to fracking,, 26/09/2013,

Translations: Spanish
Lucian, Vesalon ; Remus, Cretan, ”We are not the Wild West...”: Anti-Fracking Protests in Romania, Environmental Politics, Vol. 24, issue 2, 2015

Sweeney, Sean ; Skinner, Lara, Global Shale Gas and the Anti-Fracking Movement. Developing Union Perspectives and Approaches, Trade Unions for Energy Democracy (TUEDF), in cooperation with the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung and the Global Labor Institute at Cornell University, 2014, pp. 28

Willow, Anna J. ; Wylie, Sara, Energy, Environment, Engagement: Encounters with Hydraulic Fracking, Journal of Political Ecology, Vol. 21, issue 12-17, 2014, pp. 222-348

Wright, Marita, Making it Personal: How Anti-Fracking Organizations Frame Their Messages, Columbia University Journal of Politics and Society, Vol. 24, 2013, pp. 105-123