On May 4th, the people of North Yorkshire go to the polls to choose their County Councillors. This election comes at a crucial time in the fight against fracking.
As you know the NYCC planning committee approved fracking at Kirby Misperton in May last year, despite overwhelming opposition from the public, local businesses, the Ryedale District Council and numerous Parish Councils. In fact, 99.2% of people who responded to the NYCC consultation said no to fracking - but the council passed it anyway. Perhaps it's time for a change?
FRACK FREE UNITED is a network of local residents' and campaign groups whose aim is to put fracking on the agenda for the forthcoming county council elections across the country. They are also asking candidates from across the political spectrum to sign their Fracking Pledge, so that voters know exactly where their candidates stand on the issue of fracking.
To find out more about FRACK FREE UNITED, including a list of all candidates in county council elections in your area who have signed their Fracking Pledge, please click on the image at the top of this page.
Frack Free Ryedale are a campaign organisation run by local residents, whose aim is to stop fracking from destroying our environment, our climate, our rural economy, our water supply and our health. We will continue to fight until this unwanted, unnecessary and unsafe industry is driven from our countryside forever.
However, in this upcoming election Frack Free Ryedale will not be telling you who to vote for, as it is of course every individual's right to choose a candidate who they feel will represent them best in the new county council. We only ask you to consider your candidates' views on fracking when you are making this important decision.
Finally, if you would like to keep up to date on news of the fight against fracking in Ryedale, the rest of Yorkshire and beyond, please subscribe to our mailing list by filling in the box on the right. You will then receive our regular newsletters and occasional alerts.
Thanks to everyone for your continued support. Please keep spreading the word with friends, neighbours, colleagues and family, and together we WILL stop fracking.
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