Greenpeace action on fracking
Can you help stop Greg Clark overruling councils that vote against fracking?
In June last year, Lancashire County Council voted against allowing Cuadrilla to frack for shale gas, but since then David Cameron's government has intervened and decided that one of his ministers - Greg Clark - will have the final say and could overrule the council.
If Lancashire is overruled the impact will be felt far beyond the county's borders, as it could pave the way for Greg Clark to overrule councils throughout the country.
That’s why it’s vital you get in touch with your local councillor and ask them to contact Greg Clark: https://secure.greenpeace.org.uk/councillors
All local councils have a democratic right to say NO to fracking in their area. The government’s interference and attempts to overrule the decision is against the idea of giving more power to the local people to make decisions on projects that impact them directly.
If local councils from across the UK raise their concerns, then Greg Clark will realise he has a national fight on his hands if he overrules the Lancashire decision.
Ask your councillor to stand up for democracy: https://secure.greenpeace.org.uk/councillors
In the past few days, our petition to Greg Clark - asking him not to overrule Lancashire council - has passed 100,000 signatures. And at the same time, Emma and Sophie Thompson staged a Bake Off protest at the controversial site that Cuadrilla has earmarked for fracking.
Together we've kicked up a storm in the press and social media. Now, we hope you take the next step from signing the petition.
If you get in touch with your councillor now, it will increase the pressure on Greg Clark. Please contact your councillor now: https://secure.greenpeace.org.uk/councillors
Together, we are strong enough to win a Frack Free Lancashire, Frack Free Yorkshire and a Frack Free UK.
Thanks for all you do,
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