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Local Towns In Wales, UK Keep Fracking Off The Agenda – For Now

By Michaela, Rob & Dinky of Transition Cowbridge

Thursday, 20 October 2011, was a landmark day in the Vale of Glamorgan and one that should have a powerful effect around the country, and hopefully beyond. It was a day where community power helped to bring about a unanimous decision by the local county council to deny Coastal Oil & Gas the right to test for shale gas at an industrial estate on the outskirts of the village of Llandow.

A few months prior to this, in February 2011, all that stood between the multi-billion dollar highly environmentally damaging hydralic fracturing industry (fracking), and a test drill being carried out in the Vale, was one individual -- Louise Evans who runs a nearby caravan park. When Louise found out what was being planned she started researching the fracking process and started raising awareness. Louise set up a web site and the 'Vale Says No' campaign was born.

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