The Mid Sussex, Crawley and Horsham Green Party Local Group Campaign Against Fracking

4 June 2019


Party members have been active in support of campaigners. The Green Party is the only political party in the UK to oppose the non-conventional extraction of oil and gas. We oppose fracking and extreme energy for its profligate use of water, and well known adverse consequences for human health, wildlife and  geology.

We support the Greenpeace anti-fracking  campaign.

Local campaigns continue to develop and we have added our support to them by organising and contributing to local public meetings, making official objections via the consultation processes, raising awareness in local newspapers, showing our support to protectors at the Cuadrilla Balcombe site.

The Coalition Government clearly intends on recklessly pushing fracking past all official obstacles and the Labour Party remains ambivalent, making a mockery of stated aims of The Localism Act. Well documented pollution and health issues elsewhere in the world from fracking activities are ignored. Consultations are a sham. Objections to government agencies are ignored and therefore our campaign must continue.

We supported peaceful demonstration, as seen at Balcombe during the summer of 2013. Our Party’s Member of Parliament, Caroline Lucas, was arrested with other peaceful protectors for obstruction. The court case will commence on Monday 24th of March 2014 at Brighton Magistrate Court, Edward St., Brighton. Join with us to show support at the trial.

We attended Brighton Magistrate Court, joining Balcombe Protectors in the public gallery. Five protesters were prosecuted for obstruction of the highway and besetting (locking themselves to the gate) at the Balcombe drill site. They were found guilty and fined heavily. Is this the price we must pay for justice? Cuadrilla's site support schedule was held up for a few hours, with costs of a few thousand pounds whilst £4m of public money paid for hundreds of police on site. The Green Party is determined to fight extreme energy extraction locally and nationally.

Against fracking and live in Mid Sussex, Crawley or Horsham?

5 easy ways you can support our work

  1. Vote Green and encourage your friends and family to do the same. Display a 'Vote Green' poster during the next election campaign.
  2. Help deliver newsletters in your local area.
  3. Sign up to our supporters' e-mail list to get a monthly update from our campaign team, with information about our work and ways you can help.
  4. Make a donation. Running an effective election campaign costs time and money, and we rely on the generosity of our members and supporters. You can make a donation online today.
  5. Join the party. As a member, you can be as active as you like - from armchair and online support to standing as a candidate for election

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