On 25th September, Labour Councillors in York will vote on a motion for York City Council to resist planning applications for drilling for shale gas. If this motion wins the vote, it will pass onto the agenda for discussion at the next full York Council Meeting.
If passed, this motion will see York to join many local councils, including of Newcastle, Manchester and East Sussex, in declaring their opposition to unconventional oil and gas extraction. With this motion in place, drilling companies are likely to be deterred from submitting further applications for drilling or testing in and around York.
If you are a York resident, please go to the Frack Free York website for details on how to contact your councillor. And if you have friends or family that live in York, please forward them this link and ask them to contact their councillors.