Fracking has started in Lancashire. And the government wants to drastically rewrite planning rules that would make it easier for fracking companies to start drilling in search of climate-wrecking fossil fuels across the country.
A huge body of scientific evidence together with almost daily occurrence of extreme global weather informs us that climate change is happening right now. We do not need further fossil fuel extraction for the profit for a few.
Local people and councils will be side-lined. The summer’s heatwaves, droughts and wildfires are the alarm bells of the climate emergency but the government and the fracking industry have failed to listen.
Please sign the Friends of the Earth petition to tell the government it can’t get away with trampling on local democracy and our climate. Urge the government to ensure local councils retain their right to make planning decisions on fracking, and to not allow fracking companies to drill without planning permission.