Fracking Petition to Parliament
A select committee of the House of Commons (Vice Chair Kevin Hollinrake) have issued a report against cumulative permissive development by the fracking companies in N.Yorks and other areas in the country.
This report objects to a joint ministerial statement showing that the government is at the moment intending to allow more developments like exploratory drilling by fracking companies, and remove much of the protection for areas like the AONB. This development could threaten Husthwaite and nearby surrounding areas, as well as other areas in the UK.
38 Degrees and the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England are hoping enough people will sign their petition to have this matter discussed in parliament.
If enough people sign, the government is obliged to bring the matter to parliament and discuss it publicly rather than quietly fast tracking it.
Husthwaite Parish Council would like as many people as possible to sign the attached petition if they agree.
The petition is entitled "Don't fast-track fracking" and we wanted to ask if you could add your name too.
This campaign means a lot and the more support we can get behind it, the better chance we have of succeeding. You can read more and sign the petition here, copy and paste link into your browser (highlight the line then Ctrl C to copy and Ctrl V to paste):
Husthwaite Parish Council Committee