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Tell the government to rethink its plans on fracking

CPRE Norfolk
By CPRE Norfolk
5th October 2022

The government wants to force fracking on communities despite massive public opposition. Despite local people saying no time after time. Despite the devastating effects on the countryside we know and love. Ignoring the science, the economics, and common sense.

Instead of addressing the energy crisis through home insulation and cheap, green options like wind and solar, ministers have doubled down on dangerous fossil fuels by trying to revive the failing fracking industry.

Fracking will have no impact on energy bills for those struggling this winter. It will only make our homes less safe, pollute our environment and industrialise our countryside. Not to mention the fact it will accelerate the climate emergency exactly at a time we urgently need to end our dependency on oil and gas.

The government believes that paying a community to accept fracking is the same as consent. Now ministers are planning to bypass the democratic process altogether and ignore the views of local residents that have stood firmly against fracking in the past.

We need to tell Liz Truss now that breaking the Conservative election promise, or her own promise that fracking would only take place with local consent, is a very bad idea.

Communities have said no to fracking already. It’s their right to say what happens on their doorsteps. Can you help us ensure the PM sticks to her word and gives communities the final say on fracking?

Yes, I’ll sign the petition

This latest announcement is part of a coordinated government attack on the countryside, drilling and deregulating until there’s nothing left.

We need to show them this is wrong. If thousands of us speak out, we’ll force the government’s hand.


More reading

BBC News: What is fracking and why is it controversial? Factcheck: Why fracking is not the answer to the UK’s energy crisis

The Guardian: Fracking won’t work in UK, says founder of fracking company Cuadrilla

Sign our petition on 38 Degrees


Fracking protestors marching with banners