Sign the People’s Declaration
Please add your name to the growing number of people, committed to saying no to fracking in Yorkshire and no to fracking anywhere.
“We, as people united across Yorkshire and across Britain, declare that we remain opposed to fracking in Yorkshire, in Britain, and across the world. We know that fracking carries serious risks to local people, to our health, our water, our wildlife, and contributes to climate change.
We are extremely disappointed that North Yorkshire County Council has not listened to the overwhelming wishes of the locally elected representatives of Ryedale and local people and has approved Third Energy’s application to frack in our county.
This decision is not in our name.
We know that Third Energy and their backers Barclays bank are the only ones that stand to benefit from these fracking plans. This application would put at risk Yorkshire’s beautiful landscape and the tourism industry that inspires millions of visitors each year and supports thousands of jobs.
We have a positive democratic vision for Yorkshire and the UK with thriving rural economies, clean air and water, producing the green energy like solar power we need to protect our children’s future, and creating the thousands of green jobs along with it.
We urge and will support the Government to develop a balanced long term energy policy that will achieve our globally agreed climate change targets.
Today we resolve to continue to fight to remain free from fracking, to protect our communities, our beautiful countryside, our air and water, and to protect the future of the planet. We ask people across the country to join us by supporting this declaration.
Why is this important?
North Yorkshire County Council have said Yes to dangerous fracking.
This is despite the opposition of thousands of local residents, businesses and Ryedale District Council.
Fracking poses unacceptable risks to people’s health, homes and goes against everything we need to do to tackle dangerous climate change.
The people of Yorkshire want to make it clear that this decision is not in their name, and they will continue the fight against fracking. Will you stand with them?
Together, our people power has kept the UK free from fracking for 5 years now. Let’s stand with Yorkshire and make sure Britain stays frack free.
Please add your name to the declaration launched by communities across Ryedale and Yorkshire- and help keep us all safe from fracking.”
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