Momentum is building on the Let Communities Decide campaign to oppose the Government’s proposals to fast-track fracking.
This week the Financial Times reported that almost two dozen Conservative MPs are threatening to rebel against the government’s proposal to allow shale gas exploration without planning permission. (This would be enough to wipe out the Government’s majority, even with DUP support.)
Locally, a growing number of Kirklees councillors are adding their names to the national Open Letter opposing ‘Permitted Development’ for shale gas exploration (hosted by gofossilfree.org).
We’ll be supporting the national Let Communities Decide Week of Action 8-14th October with an action in Huddersfield town centre on Wednesday 10th October (2.15pm-4pm).
We’ll be giving out fliers with links to four e-actions opposing the proposals (Let communities decide flier with QR codes) and – our primary focus – collecting names for the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England’s petition to stop fast-tracked fracking. The CPRE petition goes directly to the Leader of the Council.
All are welcome to join us. If you’d like to join us, please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) your mobile phone number by 5pm on 9th October.
Please see our webpage for links to four separate e-actions that you can complete and template letters for MPs.