This post originally appeared on The Ecologist.
The lesson of fracking in the US and Canada is a simple one, writes Naomi Klein. The fracking industry is vicious, brutal and will stop at nothing to get its way.
British anti-frackers can celebrate this week's achievements - but the fight ahead will not be an easy one.
On a week-long trip to the UK last fall, I was struck by how quickly the push to open up the country to fracking has been escalating.
Thankfully, activists are mounting a vigorous and creative response, and are more than up to the task of galvanizing the public to put a stop to this mad dash to extract.