Green Christian response to the Fracking Consultation!

The Government is seeking views on the principle of granting planning permission for non-hydraulic shale gas exploration development through a permitted development right.

See the consultation here and add your response

This consultation closes at
11:45pm on 25 October 2018

You can respond as an individual, or as an organisation. Green Christian has responded. The Quakers have put together an excellent briefing on how to respond. You do not need to answer every question.

The second question is the hardest to answer as it is about language. In case it helps you, Green Christian has replied to the first two part question in the following way:

Question 1

a) Do you agree with this definition to limit a permitted development right to non-hydraulic fracturing shale gas exploration?

No

b) If No, what definition would be appropriate?

The current science shows that we are already above safe concentrations of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere. Green Christian believes that any mining of new fossil fuels is unsafe for Creation and humanity. There should be no permitted development of fracking or other unconventional oil and gas, thus no definition of permitted development for non-hydraulic shale gas exploration development is appropriate.

Christian Climate Action protesting with drama, communion and prayer at a potential fracking site in Nottingham.


For more views on whether fracking is a good idea, please see the top climate scientist James Hansen’s article in the Guardian here, or Kevin Anderson’s blog here.

Posted in Opinion

4 comments on “Green Christian response to the Fracking Consultation!
  1. Ann Wills says:

    The water used in fracking contains benzene which can pollute drinking water supplies. Benzene is a proven cause of cancer and leukaemia. The USA, who use fracking, is a huge country with uninhabited areas, deserts and mountain ranges, but UK is densely populated and too small to safely carry out fracking.

  2. anthony roper says:

    Its all the nasty chemicals that they are pouring into the ground that is one of the concerns. Also the way local democracy was ridden over. Plus we can’t afford to burn more fossil fuel anyway Terrible all round.

  3. Andrew McManus says:

    Have you a link to the consultation response page please….

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