Ask the Government for a risk assessment of fracking for shale gas…
Last year mining company Cuadrilla triggered earthquakes in Lancashire. This was caused by drilling for shale gas in a controversial process known as fracking.
As well as causing earthquakes, fracking causes air pollution and can contaminate water supplies. And shale gas means more climate-change emissions.
Following a report from independent experts on the earthquakes, the Government has given Cuadrilla the provisional go-ahead to resume fracking. But it hasn’t looked at the other environmental impacts.
Ask the Government to carry out a full scientific assessment of all the impacts of fracking before any more shale gas development is allowed in Britain.
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