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No to Fracking

On fracking our view is very simple – not in Eastry, Timanstone, Guston, Shepherdswell or anywhere else.

Fracking is unnecessary. We should stop creating greenhouse gasses and move to renewables.

Fracking is dangerous. We live on chalk lands and the noxious chemicals will probably get into our water table.

It causes earthquakes which result in large cracks in buildings – currently work in Lancashire is suspended if an earthquake over 0.5 intensity on the Richter scale is recorded – now firms involved in fracking want these standards diluted to avoid continuous work stoppages.

The Netherlands permitted fracking with similar ‘safeguards’.  The result – so much structural damage to homes that fracking has been completely banned. According to a lawsuit initiated by 3,500 people in the Netherlands, 100,000 houses have suffered an estimated loss of £1 billion due to fracking.

This article covered one of the 14 Themes of Dover and Deal Geen Party Action Plan:

  1. Action on Climate Emergency
  2. Open Government
  3. Improving Democracy
  4. Value for Money
  5. Policies to Support Local Business
  6. Planning Policy that Works
  7. No to Fracking
  8. Yes to support for electric cars
  9. A Plastics Free Council
  10. Ending Live animal exports
  11. Better Air Quality
  12. Support for Bus Transport
  13. Better Amenities – Especially For Young People
  14. Universal Credit and Other Benefits