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Jan 12th, 2015

Fracking: Don’t drill under our homes

By Amy Lockwood

The government is trying to change the law so big energy firms can drill for gas under our homes – without asking us.

But together we can stop these plans in their tracks. To change the law, they need MPs to vote for it in parliament. And the vote’s in just a few weeks. Let’s make it clear that backing dirty energy companies over constituents would be a toxic move.

A huge people-powered petition against the plans – which we can hand-in to our MPs – will make sure all MPs know to the way they need to vote. Will you stand up for your home – and everyone elses? Click here to sign the petition.

The plans – simple changes to existing trespass law – could mean your home surrounded by noisy machines, and your local park turned into a gas field. All without your permission. The process – known as fracking – could also poison our water and produce toxic waste. And it’s known to cause earthquakes.

All over the country, people and local councils have been refusing planning permission to dirty energy companies for fracking. But this change in the law takes away our power to say no to it happening under our homes.

When we work together, we’re stronger. And we’re not alone, thousands of grassroots groups all over the UK are standing hand-in-hand to stop these plans, for each other’s homes. It’s a truly people-powered effort.

 

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