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Please declare Monmouthshire as a frack free Local Authority

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* Fracking would be bad for climate change as it seeks to exploit a fresh source of fossil fuels. Greenhouse Gas releases, including emissions of methane during extraction, would be as bad as burning coal.

* Local Authorities have a responsibility to fight climate change, being charged with “playing their full part at local level, leading and delivering the Welsh response to damaging climate change”. [Welsh Climate Change Declaration 2006]

* The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has stated that our energy needs can be met by development of our abundant sources of renewable energy – anaerobic digestion, geothermal, hydro, marine, solar & wind etc., linked by energy grids. Hence fracking is not needed.

* Fracking, whatever the denials, would be at the expense of such an intensified development of renewables.

* As well as being bad for climate change, fracking risks depletion of precious water resources – each fracking well would consume vast quantities of water – over 5 million gallons a year.

* Injected with this water underground are hundreds of chemicals with clear risk of contamination of groundwater

* Fracking is deeply unpopular and unlikely to bring down energy prices. Nor will it create sustainable jobs. By contrast renewables can provide 400,000 jobs across the UK by 2020.

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