Barton Moss giant wind turbine protest

Wind Turbine. Photo by Sherborne G.

Wind Turbine. Photo by Sherborne G.

The fracking test site at Barton Moss has been blockaded with a giant wind turbine blade!

Around fifty people arrived at 5.30 this morning to leave this imaginative early Christmas gift for fracking company IGas.

The Barton Moss site, near Salford in Greater Manchester, is the latest frontline in the battle for clean energy in the UK. IGas are trying to carry out test drilling to see if the site is suitable for extracting coal bed methane and shale gas, despite strong opposition from local residents and the community protection camp that has been resisting the drilling since mid-November. However, the site’s only entrance is now completely blocked by the 1.5 tonne blade, so there won’t be any drilling equipment heading in there for a while…

~Sherborne G.
Barton Moss Protection Camp.

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Barton Moss Protection Camp Barton Moss Road, Just off A57 next to Airport, Eccles M30 7RL

 

ADDRESS:
Barton Moss Protection Camp Barton Moss Road, Just off A57 next to Airport, Eccles M30 7RL

LINKS:
BIFF ! (Britain & Ireland Frack Free)
Barton Moss Community Protection Camp

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BartonMoss