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bath | the environment | press release Tuesday March 05, 2013 08:33 by Bath People's Assembly info at bathpeoplesassembly dot org
UK Methane and campaign group Frack Free Somerset will be debating plans for hydraulic fracturing (commonly known as “fracking” or “fracing”) and coal bed methane exploration in Bath and North East Somerset at a debate hosted by Bath People’s Assembly on Thursday 14th March at the Friends’ Meeting House, York St., Bath at 7:15 for 7:30 to 9.00pm.
A spokesperson from Frack Free Somerset said "We are looking forward to having an open debate about fracking, as we feel every local person has a right to be fully informed about fracking and coal bed methane extraction. Once fracking takes place contamination of land and water is inevitable. You cannot do it safely. Communities in the United States and Australia are working tirelessly to stop Coal Seam Gas drilling while contending all of the negative impacts on their health, land and communities. We have an option in Somerset to prevent it from starting in the first place."
Entry to the debate is free and there will be time allotted for members of the public to put questions to both groups. Doors open at 7.15pm and the debate will start promptly at 7.30pm. There will be a voluntary collection to cover the cost of the room.
The Bath People's Assembly is an independent democratic non-affiliated body for discussion, debate and the formulation of ideas and proposals on local, national and global issues and policies.