Stop plans to fast-track fracking!

26th Jun 2018

The government has announced plans to speed up the planning process for fracking. Should these plans go ahead, it will be as easy to drill an exploration fracking well as it is to build a conservatory or erect a fence.

These proposals could lead to dozens of new wells being drilled across the English countryside over the next couple of years resulting in significant damage to the environment, landscape and climate.

While fracking-related drilling is currently forbidden within England’s National Parks, in 2015 the Government voted to allow shale gas extraction underneath the Parks. This is a serious threat to the beauty and character of National Parks in areas were fracking could take place, including the Peak District.

Click here to read and sign the petition calling on Westminster to reconsider plans to streamline the planning process for fracking. 

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