A call for a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing in the UK
'The oil and gas industry is seeking to exploit UK onshore gas reserves trapped in shale rock and coal beds requiring environmentally damaging and risky techniques, including hydraulic fracturing (fracking). We, the signatories of this petition, call on the coalition government in Westminster, the Welsh Assembly Government and the Scottish Parliament to impose a moratorium, demanded by environmental groups and geology experts in the field, on shale gas, and on the related coal bed methane extraction industry, at least until the results of studies here, in other countries in Europe and in the US have been properly evaluated. Such moratoria are already in place in France, North Rhine Westphalia (Germany), New York State, New Jersey.'
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No to fracking!
Melli fluous commented
It is an abomination to all who hold the earth dear !
I've been learning about this dangerous industry for two years now. Increasingly appalled as I learn more. We should not be searching for, and hoping to extract, the last dregs of fossilised gas by this destructive process from unconventional sources on-shore. Investments must go into renewables -- urgently -- for the sake of future generations.
Sign my petition to stop the fracking. Than share with your friends! :)
Hello, I have signed the petition and I'm wondering if I'm right in thinking it only needs 300 signatures to be presented to parliament? It just seems like a small number?
I just signed the petition "Stop the shale gas extraction by fracking" and wanted to ask if you could add your name too.
This campaign means a lot to me and the more support we can get behind it, the better chance we have of succeeding. You can read more and sign the petition here:
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Shale gas fracking and the related coal bed methane process are completely incompatible with a country like Britain with a high population density. It is totally immoral to pump out carcinogens from flare stacks near to homes and schools. There is nothing wrong with new technology to solve the climate change problem but fracking is a useless and dangerous technology that should be banned outright. The myth of low gas prices is the biggest lie of all in a small country like the UK.
Luke Ashley commented
Fracking will NEVER be safe. so a moratorium therefore, is simply not good enough. A TOTAL BAN is the ONLY way forward. We need forward thinkers, not fossil fools.
BAN FRACKING NOW.
Global Ban on Hydraulic Fracturing
Mad ,bad and dangerous to even contemplate fracking
Seth Conrad Corvus commented
How is this even conceived as an option with all the known dangers. What I find mystifying is that nearly every UK report into fracking they only mention the possibilities of tremors as a side effect, yet the more serious implications of toxic damage from the non-degradable lethal chemicals that they use for the process seems to be wholly avoided. This has to stop, not just here but everywhere else in the world.
Moira Cook commented
A shocking practice, with the amount of free energy devices around it is negligible to continue to damage our planet, to pump chemicals and waste water into the earth in such a manner is abhorrent. We live on a rock only 24000 odd miles in circumference, quite frankly that is not very big, it is time to stop such wanton destruction of our little rock in the name of the corporate dollar. The cost and the damage to local communities is irresponsible to say the least.and the possible future legacy of toxic land and polluted aquifers is totally
Steven McSwan commented
A hugely important issue. As a resident in one of the affected areas, I wonder what measures are in place when it all goes horribly wrong? Will Cuadrilla be made to clear up the mess they leave? WIll the current government actually do anything apart from a toothless enquiry? Will the local community(ies) be left to pick up the pieces? I know where my money is.
Rachel Sleighhtolm commented
This has to be stopped.....people in power are very well aware that there are ways of harnessing free energy for the use of everybody without this unecessary destabilisation of our country and Mother Earth.
Dawn Blakeway commented
We have the biggest source of power above our heads - the Sun. This amazing ball of energy is not being fully exploited to power our planet.. There is no case for fracking anywhere on our fragile, beautiful Earth. The amount of damage both ecologically and potential threat to all life is horrific. We are supposed to be moving forward to using cleaner energy sources. This is yet another backwards step being given the green light by selfish, greedy politicians. Perhaps we should be trying a little harder to give the Green Party a fighting chance?
I hope all those who have commented here are also writing to their MPs to express their views.
After researching the toxic results of already existing Hydraulic fracturing sites around the world, I'm shocked, disgusted and frightened that the UK government would consider putting the lives of thousands of people's health at risk. I would rather suffer higher bills costs than ill-health. It's a saddening thought contemplating the destruction of the beautiful UK's prided landscapes also. Everybody please unite on this. Hydraulic fracturing should not be pursued until it's leaking toxic waste issue is resolved and the whole 'fracking' process can guarantee 100% safety to all living creatures.