According to Lucy Siegle in the Observer today NUMBY is the new green word of the day:
A twist on the self-serving Not in My Back Yarders acronym laced with environmental responsibility. Not Under My Back Yarders oppose hydraulic fracturing, including shale gas exploration.
I guess we should not see NUMBY’s as being as self-serving as their NIMBY cousin. Surely no one wants to live where there is the danger of a man-made earthquake? Surely everyone with an ounce of their sanity still intact is a NUMBY!
If you’re not sure about why you should be against fracking check out these sites:
- No Fracking UK – A campaign that calls on the coalition government, the Welsh Assembly and the Scottish Parliament to impose a moratorium on shale gas, and on the related coal bed methane extraction industry, at least until the results of studies here, in other countries in Europe and in the US have been properly evaluated.
- RESIDENTS ACTION ON FYLDE FRACKING – A group of local residents who are calling for an immediate halt to gas extraction on the Fylde coast pending a thorough evaluation of the risks.
- Frack Off – Learn all about the tidal wave of increasingly destructive energy extraction processes threatening the British Isles.