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Petition to: oppose fracking and the extraction of unconventional gas (Salford)

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Do you live, work or study in Salford? If so, please sign and share our petition calling on Salford council to say no to fracking.

Petition to: oppose fracking and the extraction of unconventional gas, such as coal bed methane and shale gas, because of the unacceptable risks to neighbouring communities, the climate and the local environment.

We the undersigned petition Salford City Council to oppose fracking and the extraction of unconventional gas, such as coal bed methane and shale gas, because of the unacceptable risks to neighbouring communities, the climate and the local environment.

Please sign the petition on the Salford Council epetitions website.

IGas diagram illustrates drilling goes deeper than Coal Bed Methane

IGas diagram illustrates drilling goes deeper than Coal Bed Methane layer

The extraction of unconventional gas, including coal bed methane and shale gas, using techniques such as hydraulic fracturing (fracking) presents unacceptable risks to local communities and the environment. According to the European Commission there is high risk of air pollution, water contamination and biodiversity loss. Residents will also suffer from increased traffic, loss of green space and devaluation of house prices.

IGas exploratory drilling diagram showing depths of drilling

IGas exploratory drilling diagram showing depths of drilling

Extraction of unconventional gas conflicts with Greater Manchester’s Climate Change Strategy and the target to cut emissions by 48% by 2020. There will be leakage of methane, which has a climate impact 25 times worse than CO2. It undermines renewable energy and the low carbon economy, which could create thousands of jobs and provide long-term energy security. And it is highly unlikely that unconventional gas will reduce energy prices, as acknowledged by Government.

We call on Salford City Council to oppose unconventional gas and support a ‘Frack-Free Salford’.

 

Please sign the petition on the Salford Council epetitions website.

Please note: You must live, work or study within Salford to sign a petition.

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