Emma Thompson and her sister reveal their 'cunning plan' to stop fracking

'David Cameron as you may have heard is very very excited about something called fracking,' says the Oscar-award winning actor

Maya Oppenheim
Tuesday 26 April 2016 17:45
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Emma Thompson and sister hint at 'cunning plan' to stop fracking

Emma Thompson and her sister Sophie have announced they have a “cunning plan” to stop fracking.

In a quirky home video posted on Greenpeace’s YouTube channel, the siblings said they were prepared to take peaceful ‘direct action’ to tackle fracking.

The pair jokingly weild cooking utensils in the comical video which is filmed in an unadorned homely kitchen.

“Hello. I have a cunning plan. David Cameron, as you may have heard is very, very excited about something called fracking,” the Oscar-award winning actress announces.

“Now a lot of us in this country are not excited about fracking at all. This is my sister Sophie - we are not excited at all. What we're excited about is renewable energy,” the two say in unison.

In the past year, the government has come under fire from both Labour and environmental groups who argue it is forcing fracking on local communities who have rejected it and neglecting their wishes.

Thompson is an active environmentalist and a vocal Greenpeace supporter. She made headlines in September of last year when she joined Greenpeace’s polar bear protest against oil drilling in the arctic. Joining forces with fellow activists, Thompson helped activists lock onto a gigantic double-decker-bus-sized polar bear puppet outside Shell’s London headquarters on Southbank.

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