On Saturday 30th July, community groups from across Yorkshire will come together for what is likely to be the biggest ever anti-fracking rally ever held in Yorkshire. Over 2,000 people are expected to attend the rally, which will begin at Clifford’s Tower in York at 12.00. The march will then make its way to York Minster, where there will be speeches from community leaders, local politicians and anti-fracking campaigners.
The rally comes in the wake of the decision by the North Yorkshire County Council to approve fracking at Kirby Misperton, despite receiving 4,375 letters opposing the application and only 36 letters of support. The application was also opposed by the Ryedale District Council, all the local Parish Councils, the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, CPRE, the Castle Howard Estate and Flamingo Land, which is only a mile from the proposed fracking well-site.
We urge everyone who is concerned about the threat fracking poses to our climate, our water supply, our health, our tourism and agriculture, our countryside and our children's future to come along and join us on Saturday to show your opposition to this unwanted, unnecessary and unsafe industry. This is a family friendly event, and everyone is welcome - bring your friends and family.
To find out more, just click on the photo at the top of this page, where you can also find downloadable posters and flyers for the event, which you an print out and distribute in your area.
Together we can stop fracking. But we can only do it together. See you on Saturday!
Frack Free Ryedale
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