We ask you to not permit any hydraulic fracturing (fracking) or coal seam gas extraction from within or underneath the York area.
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We oppose these technologies on several grounds. Locally, we fear for aquifer contamination and other pollution, thousands of extra lorry movements and the industrialisation of the countryside and agricultural land. The process has been known to cause earth tremors and we believe these could endanger York's unique architectural heritage.
Nationally, we do not believe that this industry will bring meaningful long term employment or bring down energy prices. We don't believe the financial benefits promised by the government are worth the disruption and pollution. Looking at the bigger picture, we believe that if this country exploits fossil gas to generate power, that this will increase greenhouse gas emissions. This will mean that the UK will miss its Climate Change Act 2008 obligations of reducing greenhouse gases by 80% by 2050 based on a 1990 base-line, and that future generations will be condemned to unpredictable climate chaos.
We believe that York and the UK should reduce energy use and switch to clean energy, not further fossil energy. We ask City of York Council to incorporate this into the Local Plan and all planning and development decisions, to state publicly its opposition to this industry, and to work with neighbouring authorities towards a clean energy future based on renewables.
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