Stop Fracking in Cheshire East

To: Cheshire East Council

Stop Fracking in Cheshire East
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We call on the local council to reject all fracking applications.

Why is this important?

Horizontal hydraulic fracturing, ‘fracking’, is a way of extracting oil and/or gas. Water, sand and toxic chemicals are injected at high pressure into underground rocks to shatter them. This releases the gas/oil which can be collected.

But investing in carbon-intensive fossil fuels is a distraction from the need to decarbonise our electricity supply.

And it's hazardous. Studies show that fracking pollutes water supplies (with arsenic and lead), causes earthquakes, and spoils local communities. 

And there are nightmare stories coming form the States. 

Like in the town of Dimock, PA, residents have reported their water turning so brown that it stains crockery. Their water was later found to contain methane, and a host of toxic chemicals.

But it gets worse.

"My son had sores up and down his legs from the water."
" My daughter... would have to get out the of the shower and lay on the floor." 

Those are the words from Greg Saunter, a local resident, whose water supply was shut off for his own good. He cannot shower in his own home. Or drink water out of his taps. 

Fracking has ruined his life. It cannot happen here.

We call on the council to preserve the quality of life of its residents, and reject all planning applications for fracking.
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Reasons for signing

  • Eliot W. 2013-10-28 18:22:54 +0000
    We can't afford to burn the fossil fuels we already have in reserve, so why risk fracking when we should be focussing on energy efficiency and renewable heat & power?
  • Lynn H. 2013-08-11 23:58:35 +0100
    Fracking is dangerous, expensive, deeply unpopular, and ultimately futile. The age of cheap fossil fuels is over. We can't keep burning them or the world will overheat to the point where life itself is threatened. We must turn to clean, renewable forms of energy. Fracking is a highly dangerous distraction.
  • Katherine B. 2013-08-08 11:48:40 +0100
    There are better, cheaper, less polluting ways to power our lives. Fracking and underground coal gassification (or setting light to coal seams under our towns-no way to put out the fire and no way to safely evaluate the damage in advance) are an appalling way for companies to make huge profits at the expense of our environment and our health.

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