Wheelies for Water: Frack Free Mass Bike Ride @ Sheffield Town Hall, Sheffield [22 June]

Wheelies for Water: Frack Free Mass Bike Ride


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22
June
18:00 - 22:00

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Sheffield Town Hall
Sheffield
Two water treatment plants in Sheffield are now licensed to receive toxic water from the Fracking Industry.

Please join us on a bike ride on the evening of Friday 22nd June, around the city centre and then out to one of the water treatment sites; to spread the word to Sheffield residents and to tell those that would Frack the land and water....''We say No, not here and not anywhere!''.

6pm: Meeting at the Town Hall.
6.30pm: Bike ride round the city centre then off to Blackburn Meadows Water Treatment Works
8pm: ETA at Blackburn Meadows (near Meadowhall)
8pm onwards: Speakers from local Frack Free groups, Music and entertainment at the site.
9/10pm Group ride back to city centre and to the pub.

Non-cyclists most welcome. Meet us at Blackburn Meadows at 8pm for the gathering and entertainment. The train, tram and bus are easily accessible, with around a 10 minute walk at the other end. Time your return so that you can join us in the pub afterwards.

Meadowhall South/Tinsley Tram stop, Purple or Yellow lines, every 12 — 20mins late into the night.
Meadowhall Train Station has trains every 7mins.
Useful buses are: X78, every 15mins from Stand C1 at the Bus Station will take you to A6178.

Many thanks to Rocket01, a Sheffield street artist, for the use of this image. Check the rest of his stuff out at: rocket01.co.uk.

** Wanna Craft Up Yer Bike? **
Join us at 6.30pm — 9.30pm on Monday 11th and Tuesday 19th June. Venue: Sheffield, tbc.

If you're new to this Fracking stuff, here is some info:

Fracking (a coverall word for much of the unconventional oil and gas extraction processes) involves (amongst other things) the use and contamination of, very very large volumes of water. 1 million gallons (3,800,000 Ltrs approx) per well, is a conservative estimate. Think: 8 wells per sq mile (data from frack-off.org.uk). Licenses have been issued for virtually the whole of the north of England, from Nottingham up. There are many licenses for the south of the country too and especially in the SE.
This industry is focusing on the extraction of the last remains of our planets reserves of fossil fuels. Which would be ironic if its wasn't so important that we keep ALL remaining fossil fuels in the ground if we are to contain climate chaos. As a rule these reserves could be considered as: hard to access, extremely low grade and very low return of energy out for energy/resources put in.
We know, from experiences in the US, that there is no where safe to put the toxic sediment that is extracted from the water. It is usually just stored in open man made 'tanks' lined with very easily torn liners. It can and does leak into the soil and surface water ways, killing life wherever it seeps.
The toxic fracked water will be transported in tankers, on UK roads from Frack sites across the country, to the water treatment plants.
Water is a very precious resource, without it, Life as we know it ceases to exist. Humans, animals, birds, insects. The very fabric of life needs CLEAN water. Lets protect it by saying No to Fracking.

Good resources are:
Drill or Drop, truely independant journalism. https://drillordrop.com/
Frack-Off: http://frack-off.org.uk/
Reclaim The Power: https://reclaimthepower.org.uk/
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