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To: Cllr Sir Stephen Houghton CBE

Keep Barnsley Frack Free

Keep Barnsley Frack Free

Following the announcement of exploratory licences for unconventional shale gas in Barnsley, we the undersigned oppose the prospect of fracking in Barnsley.

Why is this important?

We are concerned that fracking could:
• Contaminate our water supply
• Pollute the air with hazardous chemicals
• Cause earthquakes
• Reduce the value of our homes
• Increase our insurance premiums
• Make our roads less safe by increasing heavy traffic
• Leak methane, which is a potent greenhouse gas 80 times more powerful than carbon dioxide
• Cause illness in local populations
• Increase noise and light pollution from drilling operations and traffic movement.

Fracking is bad for our environment, bad for our communities and we call upon Barnsley Council to reject fracking in Barnsley.


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Reasons for signing

  • Fracking is a disaster for the environment and potentially extremely harmful for human health. There are safer and better alternatives.
  • Fracking is causing problems elsewhere and forward-looking countries/areas are banning it already.
  • Fracking is a threat to our fragile environment and we don't need to do it.


2016-01-21 15:43:49 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2016-01-20 19:46:08 +0000

500 signatures reached

2016-01-20 17:16:28 +0000

100 signatures reached

2016-01-20 17:09:35 +0000

50 signatures reached

2016-01-20 17:06:25 +0000

25 signatures reached

2016-01-20 17:04:36 +0000

10 signatures reached