There are several things we’d like you to do to help stop fracking in Yorkshire and prevent fracking in York.
1. Write to your local Councillor
If you are a City of York resident we would like you to register you opinions about fracking to your local Councillor.
You can find your local Councillor from this page on the Council website. We’ve written a model letter that you can use as a template but please personalise it and add your own message. You should put your full address on it to confirm that you are a constituent.
2. Write to your local MP
Ask your MP to sign the parliamentary petition, Early Day Motion 181, calling for a moratorium on shale gas exploration. Raise concerns about the impacts of fracking on the environment and communities. Be sure to include your full address, as MPs must respond to correspondence from their constituents.
Find your local MP here: http://findyourmp.parliament.uk
Feel free to use our draft responses when writing to your MP or Councillor:
3. Write to your local MEP
It’s not just the UK that is at risk from fracking. Fossil fuel companies are lobbying hard to gain access to shale gas resources but, due to strong public support against fracking, many countries across Europe are taking action to halt the process.
Write to your MEPs to express concerns about fracking. You can find your local MEP here: http://www.europarl.org.uk/en/your_meps.html
4. Raise awareness
One of the most important things you can do support us is to raise awareness. Join our mailing list to receive up-to-date news about fracking in Yorkshire. Share our news on Facebook and social media. Think about printing copies of our leaflet and putting them up in your local area.
5. Join a fracking group near you
Frack Free York focuses on preventing fracking and unconventional fossil fuel extraction in York. If you’d like to know about fracking further afield, consider joining one of the fracking groups on our links page.