The Movement to Ban Fracking Is Growing
UPDATE: See photos from the 2017 Global Frackdown
The oil and gas industry is spending millions of dollars on slick public relations campaigns and high-profile lobbying efforts to buy the ability to extract fossil fuels from our communities with as little government oversight as possible. Yet public opinion continues to grow in opposition to fracking.
Since 2012, the Global Frackdown – an international day of action initiated by Food & Water Watch to ban fracking – has helped connect activists across the globe and demonstrated the growing power of the movement to stop fracking, gas infrastructure, sand mining and other related extraction methods. This movement is fueled by increasing scientific evidence of the impact of fracking on water, air, health, seismic stability, communities, and the climate on which we all depend.
We fight to:
- Stop fracking,
- Keep fossil fuels in the ground
- Put a halt on the expansion of liquefied natural gas (LNG) trade
- Prevent a further fossil lock-in through bad investments in oil and gas infrastructure.
Join 2017’s Global Frackdown
This year, events will happen worldwide on 14 October 2017. Be a part of it!
Tell us about your event and we’ll help promote it.