Take action against fracking in Notts: Speak to your councillor(s)
Two applications for fracking exploration in Nottinghamshire have now been approved and are due to start site construction in January 2018. It’s important to let your councillors know how you feel. This will help them realise how many people in the area oppose fracking, and encourage them to find out more about the industry and take an anti-fracking position.
Step One – Find your county councillor:
Step Two – Send them an email. Also meet up with them
Write to them telling them you are their constituent, that you oppose fracking, and why you oppose fracking.
Ask to meet up with them. As their constituent, they should meet up with you. When you meet up, discuss fracking and why you are opposed to fracking.
You could talk about the following articles / reports:
- Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
- Concerned Health Professionals of New York
- Unredacted DEFRA report
- Hazardous chemicals used in fracking exploration
- Myths and facts about fracking
If you’d like any further information or talking points, please get in touch with us.
We’d like your county councillor to declare their support for our campaign to stop fracking in Nottinghamshire as well as committing to raising the issue with other county councillors and committees.
The more constituents the councillors hear from, the more pressure councillors will feel to take an anti-fracking stance and as a councillor they have a duty to represent their constituents.
Note – if they are on the Planning Committee, there’s a good chance they will not be able to take a stance, however that should not stop you from writing to them or meeting with them.
Step Four – Let us know the result
Once you’ve sent an email / or met up with your councillor, you may not receive a outright answer straight away – your councillor may need time to go away and digest the reports you have given them. It’s highly important that you chase your councillor if this is the case – wait 1-2 weeks and contact them by email or phone them to ask their stance on the issue.
If the councillor has declared their position AGAINST fracking, please let us know so we can record it.
If the councillor has put forward arguments PRO fracking, please let us know and we’ll send you the facts to counter their arguments. If the councillor puts forwards PRO fracking arguments then this is more of a reason to meet up with them so they can understand the arguments face to face.
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