Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Kent Fracking Conference Sat 4th Oct 2014

Conference on fracking, Saturday, 4th October 2014 at The Pines Calyx, St Margaret’s Bay, Kent CT15 6DZ

Keep Shepherdswell Well Action Group and East Kent against Fracking are joint organisers of the above conference for residents, organisations and businesses from East Kent.

The morning session will include presentations by national, independent experts who will provide up-to-date, authoritative information and analysis on energy policy and fracking. A spokesperson from the Dept of the Environment and Climate Change has also been invited to put their point of view. 

This will be followed by a Question and Answer session.

The afternoon will provide an opportunity for participants from East Kent and beyond to network, share information and acquire campaigning skills in a number of workshops and information sessions.

Further information about the conference will be available shortly.

How you can help
The costs of organising this conference are high but we want to keep the fee for attending at a reasonable level so as many interested people as possible can come. We are thus hoping that EKAF members and supporters may be able to make a donation towards funding the conference.  If you then attend yourself, this donation could be deducted from the subscription fee.
Please make cheques payable to: Kent Energy Conference and send to Conference, The Winding House, Singledge Lane, Coldred, Kent CT15 5AG

East Kent Against Fracking
Tel: 075999-35640

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Next EKAF Village meeting: Thursday 5th June Ash

The next EKAF Village meeting will be at Ash Village Hall on Thursday 5th June @ 7:30pm

We have the latest version of ' The truth behind the Dash for Gas' (approx 55mins) & Hydrogeologist Graham Warren of Protect Kent CPRE speaking on the threat to our water presented by unconventional oil & gas

All welcome.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Next EKAF Village meeting Eastry 23rd April

The next EKAF Village meeting will be at Eastry Village Hall on Weds 23rd April @ 7:30pm

We have the latest version of ' The truth behind the Dash for Gas' (approx 55mins) & Hydrogeologist Graham Warren of Protect Kent CPRE speaking on the threat to our water presented by unconventional oil & gas

All welcome.

New group in Adisham

Good News! Adisham Against Fracking was set up at a meeting last Thursday, 27th March. 

They have decided they would like to be a satellite group of EKAF and will be sending a member to the EKAF committee meetings, starting on the 30th.

They will be producing flyers to inform residents of their activities and alert them to the risks of fracking.

Monday, 10 March 2014

EKAF BARHAM Meeting



Barham Hears The Truth About Fracking






A packed community hall in Barham was the scene for some revelations last Wednesday evening (5th March) about how the gas and oil industry might change the face of the Garden of England out of all recognition if they had their way.

East Kent Against Fracking (EKAF) organised the showing of an acclaimed documentary by filmmaker Marco Jackson, The Truth behind the Dash for Gas. The 100-strong audience saw the devastation caused in Queensland, Australia, by the gas industry with their thousands of well-heads dotted across the countryside. They also heard about the industry’s abysmal record of using new fracking technology in the UK so far and the damage caused to the housing market in Blackpool.

Graham Warren, a distinguished hydrogeologist and author of several studies on water resources in the South East, then made a presentation alerting East Kent residents to the specific risks of exploration for gas in the area of the former Kent coalfield, highlighting the impossibility of protecting the aquifer which supplies the whole county with over 70% of its water.

Pat Marsh, EKAF Secretary, then joined Mr Warren to answer questions from the audience at the end of the evening. She pointed out that Coastal Oil and Gas Ltd hold two licences for petroleum exploration and development in the Canterbury District and could apply to drill boreholes at any time.

Those attending the event gave generously to support EKAF’s campaign against the threat of turning “our green and pleasant land” into an uninhabitable toxic wasteland for our children and grandchildren.

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