27 Nov '13, 10am

Transylvania revolts: Farmers against fracking - We report from the front line - The Ecologist

Transylvania revolts: Farmers against fracking - We report from the front line - The Ecologist

As the headlights fade round the bend, the team began their work, snipping the orange seismic wires and slicing through electrical converters and generator boxes. "Do you think they're about to have sex?", one of the group whispers. I'm in Transylvania, crouched in the bushes with a bunch of activists in balaclavas, taking turns to speculate why a car has crept to a halt close to where we are hiding out. "No, it must be the cops, you can see the light from the mobile phone", another one says. Time to move on. It has been over an hour since the group started trashing equipment owned by the gas exploration company Prospectiuni, playing an edgy game of cat and mouse as we struggle to stay one step ahead of the security teams and police vehicles that are now sweeping the hilltops looking for us. Another light tears round the bend on the road and the shout goes through the team...

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