What happens when a town strikes gas? 30 years after Shell and ExxonMobil opened up Europe's biggest gas field for drilling, the residents of Groningen are finding out – regular earthquakes are destroying people's homes, leaving them too dangerous to live in and too expensive to fix. Meanwhile, while north-west Europe continues to burn fossil gas, the low-lying region sits perilously close to the sea level.
In this episode, we speak to Peter Kodde, a longtime organiser, activist, and self-professed "oil and gas nerd" who's been working with the local community in Groningen to help organise the resistance to the drilling. He tells us of one of the starkest examples of why Europe needs to go #FossilFree fast.