Romania villagers and farmers block Chevron test drilling

Romania anti-fracking protesters block Chevron test drilling by AFP, October 14, 2013,
Pungesti — Hundreds of Romanian villagers opposed to fracking blocked Monday a convoy of vehicles intending to start test drilling for US energy giant Chevron. Around 400 inhabitants of the eastern village of Pungesti, including many children and women, rallied on a nearby field where Chevron plans to start drilling its first exploration well. The convoy was forced to turn around as protesters, some of whom had come in horse-drawn carts, called on Chevron to “go home”. … “We will not let them drill here if we must die for this,” said one of the villagers, Gheorghe Hrum, a retired forest warden.
“They came with policemen and bodyguards to scare us but all we want is to be left alone, even if we are poor,” he added.  [Emphasis added]

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