Anti-fracking campaigners posted adverts targeting the shale gas industry in more than 100 bus shelters in a dozen European cities today.
Slogans and images from well-known companies were edited by activists in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Budapest, Dublin, Madrid, Milan, Turin and Rome.
Frack Off London, a member of the Shale Must Fall coalition, targeted the use of water in fracking. Its campaign, on World Water Day last month, still had some posters in place in London.
The group said it wanted to highlight the lack of attention to fracking by the United Nations, despite its advocacy of clean water for all.
Lorraine Inglis, of Frack Off London, said:
“Here in the UK we have put a stop to some forms of fracking but we are still importing fracked gas and investing in fracking elsewhere.
“As a water-intensive industry, there are serious concerns that fracking in countries where water is already scarce will not only contaminate water for the communities on the frontlines, but exacerbate droughts for those living in areas more vulnerable to climate change. The UN need to take a stronger stance on fracked gas extraction and call out these practices.”
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