To: British Government

No to Fracking in North Staffordshire

No to Fracking in North Staffordshire

Revoke the Fracking Licence which has now been imposed on Stoke on Trent, Newcastle under Lyme, Kidsgrove and the local towns and regional commuities

Why is this important?

Fracking gets a lot of attention and rightly so. THere are the environmental aspects of the government striving to grow the burning of fossil fuels of which 'Frackgas' is one of them.
The pollution aspect is even more painful with metals such as; arsenic, mercury, cadmium being brought to the surface for clean up. The cost to the communities will be through a massive cost to the Water companies who will pass these additional costs on to their customers. Millions of tonnes of chemical impregnated water will be used in the 'frackgas' operation and it will all need to be treated. Where will the cleaned pollutant residue end up? We have yet to gain an answer to this.
Let us look at the visual impact. Stoke on Trent could end up with some 30 derricks blotting the landscape.
We know that we have miles upon miles of coal bed methane trapped under our city and towns. There is this licence for 'Frackgas' or the dangerous technique of fracking coal bed methane.
This is your country: Protect It

Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent

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Reasons for signing

  • This again is typical of this government.To impose fracking on a community such as North Staffordshire with its mining history is nothing but criminal. I wonder how many licences hove been granted on the heart of Oxfordshire?. Dr D.
  • We should find alternative renewable fuels in this day and age!!
  • There is already evidence of fracking triggering minor earthquakes. We have a fault close by and fracking mght well trigger tremors.

Updates

2016-01-07 15:37:12 +0000

A meeting is being arranged to join the national anti-fracking campaign on 31st Jan here in Stoke on Trent

2016-01-03 22:55:41 +0000

100 signatures reached

2016-01-03 20:35:17 +0000

50 signatures reached

2016-01-03 19:29:30 +0000

25 signatures reached

2016-01-03 18:18:25 +0000

10 signatures reached