Success: Fracking Application Blocked


Target: Leader of Lancashire County Council Jenny Mein

Goal: Commend the decision to block a fracking application which was targeting a coastal site.

Recently a fracking company’s application to drill for shale gas at a coastal town in Lancashire, England was rejected, in a decision met with much rejoicing by anti-fracking campaigners. Thanks to the council’s decision, the area affected is preserved and the health of the area residents are not compromised.

The shale gas explorer company Cuadrilla was planning to frack in Little Plumpton, which would have been London’s biggest fracking project so far. As a previous petition outlines, fracking projects are threatening to impose on many areas in the United Kingdom. Research on fracking indicates that this controversial drilling process generates hundreds of toxic chemicals which may compromise the health of people and lead to severe diseases. The chemicals also have the potential to contaminate the environment and cause further damage to organisms through water sources.

Cuadrilla was planning to drill four wells and do exploratory fracking. The Lancashire County Council that rejected the application did so on the grounds that fracking induces negative visual impact, unacceptable noise, and concerns about area residents’ health if the fracking were to take place. The decision not only reflects the triumph of the residents’ rights in deciding what is done in their town and of the preservation of the environment, but it may also hinder future fracking initiatives in the area.

By signing the petition below, you are thanking the Lancashire County Council for their decision to reject the fracking company’s application to undertake fracking in the coastal area. The health and welfare of the area residents, as well as the welfare of the environment, is being preserved because of this decision.


Dear Ms. Mein,

Hearing about the Lancashire County Council’s decision to reject Cuadrilla’s application to frack in Little Plumpton was quite heartening. Thank you for prioritizing the health and welfare of the people in Lancashire, as well as the environment. The people affected by the decision deserve to have their voices heard and their health protected, as you have done with the decision. Fracking is a major problem in not only the United Kingdom, but in all areas of the world where major developments in harnessing energy sources are underway. Fracking releases numerous toxic chemicals into the air, and destroy beautiful wilderness areas. People must stand for their rights and help protect the environment from such destructive actions.

Thank you again for deciding not to have the fracking company wreck the beautiful coastal area in Little Plumpton. The health of the area residents and the condition of the environment are preserved thanks to the council’s decision.


[Your Name Here]

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