Pop stars organise against fracking in Spain.

Guardian: “….The discovery of two significant offshore deposits, and prospects for fracking in many areas, have triggered a black-gold rush, with demand for exploration permits up 35% since 2012.”
“A report published this week by Deloitte says the oil industry could create 250,000 jobs and constitute 4.3% of GDP by 2065. The report is based on an estimate of 2bn barrels of oil and 2.5bn cubic metres of gas.
The oil companies estimate that the deposits in a series of oilfields off the Canaries, the latest of which was confirmed last week, amount to 500m barrels of crude.
….The main offshore deposits lie between Lanzarote, in the Canary Islands, and Morocco, and in the Bay of Valencia, close to Ibiza. As both the Canaries and Ibiza are places of great natural beauty whose principal industry is tourism, there is intense opposition to the plans.
Opposition is so fierce in Ibiza that the Eivissa diu no (Ibiza says no) movement has succeeded in creating a united front across the entire political spectrum, taking in environmental groups and hoteliers, and has won the support of celebrities such as Kate Moss, Sienna Miller, Fatboy Slim and Paris Hilton, who wrote on Instagram: “Don’t let them ruin one of the most beautiful islands in the world.” The record producer and rapper Puff Daddy described the plans as “a disaster on every level”.
….Until recently, it was investing heavily in renewables. Wind power now provides 20% of the grid and solar 3%, but the current government has lost its enthusiasm for renewables, and has made drastic cuts in subsidies.
The most promising areas for shale gas are in the north, principally the Basque Country, Asturias and Cantabria; the first explorations have begun, in Asturias and Castilla y León.
Several regional governments have outlawed fracking but last year the central government used its overall majority to pass legislation that overrules regional administrations on the issue.”