Condemn UK Prime Minister for Encouraging Fracking

Target:  Prime Minister David Cameron

Goal: Tell UK Prime Minister David Cameron that encouraging fracking harms the environment and defies the will of UK citizens

David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, has recently stymied efforts by the European Union to impose new limitations and safety measures upon hydraulic fracturing.  By working to prevent the regulation of this damaging industry, Prime Minister Cameron is doing a disservice to his constituents and to the environment. We must condemn him for his support of unregulated fracking.

Hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, is the practice of fracturing rock with a pressurized liquid in order to obtain natural gas. This process is widely recognized as being harmful to the environment, contaminating the water table and endangering both people and wildlife. The methane that is released during this process has the potential to cause underground explosions. Fracking can also induce seismic activity which has been shown to cause earthquakes.

Ever since the European Union began to attempt to set legal limitations and safety requirements upon fracking in Europe, Prime Minister Cameron has led lobbying efforts to defeat any such measures. He even went as far as to offer large monetary incentives to try and persuade local governments to allow fracking on public lands. Given the well-documented dangers associated with fracking, this is a reckless policy that puts the public and the environment at risk.

Hydraulic fracturing is a dangerous and environmentally harmful practice that causes unnecessary hazards and contamination to obtain an unsustainable carbon-based fuel. In derailing the efforts being made by the European Union to restrict fracking, Prime Minister Cameron has defied the will of the people of the United Kingdom, as well as put the environment at risk. We must condemn Prime Minister Cameron and demand that he reconsider his actions.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Prime Minister Cameron:

Your opposition to the European Union’s efforts to impose greater safety standards and regulations upon the process of hydraulic fracturing puts the citizens of the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe at risk. Fracking is a dangerous practice which merits further regulation to prevent contamination of drinking water, underground explosions, and further risks to both people and the environment.

Your efforts to stop regulations that are supported by the rest of Europe are reckless. Your actions favor the interests of industry at the expense of public health and safety. You should be encouraging the creation of clean renewable energy in the United Kingdom rather than becoming a proponent of a dangerous and unsustainable industry which employs fracking as a means of obtaining an non-renewable carbon-based fuel. I urge you to reconsider your position.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Joshua Doubek via Wikimedia Commons

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2 Comments

  1. paula eaton says:

    The UK is a beautiful place and it needs to be protected. Fracking will destroy the environment, wildlife and is harmful to humans.

  2. Arlene Morrison says:

    Cameron will go down in history as the worst PM the UK has ever had the misfortune to have forced upon it.The Liberals who helped him form the worst government ever won’t be forgiven or forgotten either. He didn’t get an overall majority in 2010 and won’t get one in 2015 either!.

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