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Jun 5th, 2014

Fracking update: Queen’s Speech

By Ali Torabi

After weeks of speculation, it’s just been confirmed in the Queen’s Speech: David Cameron wants to change the law so fracking companies can drill under our homes, without our permission.

The future of fracking in the UK rests on this new law going through. Asked what would happen if the law was stopped, the head of Cuadrilla, one of the biggest fracking companies said:

“I don’t think the industry will go ahead in the UK.”

But the plans can’t go through without MPs voting for it. If enough of us email our MPs, we can prove to them just how controversial Cameron’s plans are.

74% of the public in Britain are against changes to trespass laws that would allow fracking companies to drill under homes without permission. MPs already sense that voting for this new law would risk them votes.

But we need to up the pressure they are feeling. With less than a year before the General Election MPs will think twice before voting for a controversial law that would give fracking companies the green light to drill under their constituents’ homes.

And the more pressure MPs feel right now, as they get back to parliament for the first time this session, the more likely we can stop fracking in the UK for good.

Members can fill in the responses they have received from MPs here.

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