A Call for a Moratorium on Hydraulic Fracturing for Shale Gas (FRACKING)

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The oil and gas industry is seeking to exploit UK onshore gas reserves trapped in shale rock and coal beds, requiring potentially environmentally damaging and risky techniques, including hydraulic fracturing (FRACKING). We, the signatories of this petition, call on Lancashire County Council, Fylde Borough Council & the coalition government in Westminster to impose a MORATORIUM, on shale gas, and on the related coal bed methane extraction industry, at least until the results of independent studies have been properly evaluated. A complete ban has been imposed in France and such moratoria are already in place in New York State, New Jersey & North Rhine Westphalia (Germany).

Sponsors Name: Mr Ron Marshall

Start Date: 20/12/11

Close Date: 19/09/12

Signature count: View the 392 signatures