This plea to our MEP’s on the contentious fracking issue.
Originally left as a comment, but too important for readers to miss.
I wish to object in the strongest possible terms to fast track proposals that will allow fracking in my home town of Maltby without the consent of local residents.
Maltby main colliery is located in ancient woodland on the edge of Maltby and borders on farmland. After seeing compelling evidence of current fracking operations in America and Australia, I believe that fracking here will result in nothing less that an ecological disaster that will devastate plant and animal life and pose a serious risk to the health of Maltby residents. Evidence of the hazards of fracking is growing every day and I am deeply disturbed that, despite reassurances, little to no notice is being taken.
Please do all in your power to bring this to the attention of relevant parties and halt this fast track process. It is, by definition, undemocratic and flies in the face of safety concerns. Very little is known of the dangers of fracking or what to do in the event of accidents. If this process goes ahead we will pay the price of their ignorance and hubris.
Rik, would be grateful for information on the formation of any protest group?