Blockade protest at London shale forum

India shale gas policy19 March 2014, News Wires –  Dozens of campaigners opposed to hydraulic fracturing have picketed the gates of an industry shale gas forum in London.

The protesters from several different campaign groups have blocked two entrances to Armoury House in the British capital in protest against the Marketforce Shale Gas Forum.

Campaigners also plan a follow-up protest outside government offices in Whitehall later on Wednesday.

Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood told the protesters that “fracking is the first fight in the battle against climate change”.

Cuadrilla Resources chief executive Francis Egan and IGas Energy chief executive Andrew Austin were among the speakers due to address the day-long forum on achieving the first steps towards commercialising UK shale.


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