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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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      • Anonymous commented  · 

        This is soooo important, air and water pollution is the usual biproduct of this process, along with falling property values! The drillers don't bother to clean up and governments don't bother to supervise them! I guess the oil/gas men make promises to the government, but it's our country, not theirs to abuse.

      • Louisa CassonLouisa Casson commented  · 

        Fracking is unsafe for local communities now - and it is seriously unsafe for our climate's future.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        Our leaders have forgotten about the "Precautionary principle" but we have not, and we will not let them get away with putting profits ahead of sustainability!

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        Fracking must not proceed.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        We need to be putting the money and effort into sensible, clean energy choices... fracking is the opposite.

      • JonathanJonathan commented  · 

        Continued supplies of fresh water are much more important than any amount of natural gas.

      • YVETTE GULLANDYVETTE GULLAND commented  · 

        we definitely need to do something about this ridiculous idea for making money by interfering with the structure of the earth. There have already been problems that have "surfaced"such as leaks and earthquakes. We are leaning more and more about the methods used such as pouring poisonous chemicals into the substrata which causes obvious pollution. PLEASE TAKE ACTION NOW BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE THANKS-LET'S HAVE A HAPPY NEW YEAR WITHOUT ALL THIS CRAZY GREED...LET'S MAKE THE CHANGE NOW!

      • Darren Ollerton Darren Ollerton commented  · 

        Please take this campaign on 38Degrees, it's so important.

      • Martin DoyleMartin Doyle commented  · 

        Fracking is so very wrong - we need to stop it.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        This is potentially the most environmentally damaging source of water and air pollution, and the government is in favour of it!

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        Must not, cannot, will not let this happen. At least not in my back yard.

      • Satch NortonSatch Norton commented  · 

        One word sums it up - "NO"! Fracking is short-term and daft. Too many of the research papers supporting fracking have now been discredited and have also been found to be funded by the oil and gas industry!

      • Jean ParkerJean Parker commented  · 

        This whole idea is total madness. Especially when we could use sustainable energy sources. I have not faith at all in this idea. In fact its VERY frightening!!!!!!

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        OMG I live in a town that will be carrying out fracking. I think i'll be moving.

      • Mary ClarkMary Clark commented  · 

        Not enough research work has been done on this idea ,to find out if in the first place it is safe , workable or economical proposal ? The government is wearing blinkers because it hasn’t done enough to solve the energy supply gap which is opening up .

      • Scott ChaseScott Chase commented  · 

        Not a great deal of information was readily available about this procedure when I first of all heard about it so I watched a documentary called GASLAND. That was enough to convince me that Fracking is a really bad idea

      • Tom WarburtonTom Warburton commented  · 

        All the signs (particularly the earth tremors that coincided with the Fylde testing) suggest that Fracking is risky. Surely there should be a proper investigation into the side-effects before it is allowed the go-ahead?

      • Jagdish.DHOKIAJagdish.DHOKIA commented  · 

        we need to have a national vote against "Fracking" the present government is only intrested in the pro-fracking multinational global companies. Their masters. just like JUDAS for a bag of silver! they are only intrested in their selfish personal goals. And not for MOTHER NATURE.

      • Mike ClarkeMike Clarke commented  · 

        it's all about money, (as usual) for the few, the rich having their way, whilst the majority of people suffer the consequences.
        Words regarding safety & 'Regulation' are just that....Generally disingenuous, & ultimately empty.

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