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Join the petition. Ask the landowners not to allow their agricultural land, to be used for test drilling for gas
You can the petition at: https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/evan-williams-and-w-philip-thomas-landowners-at-llantrithyd-don-t-allow-your-agricultural-land-to-be-used-for-test-drilling-for-gas
Write to Mr Alun Davies AM – Welsh Government Minister for Natural Resources and Food. Ask him to use his authority to review the position adopted by Natural Resources Wales in July 2013
His e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Demand that he uses his authority to review the position adopted by Natural Resources Wales (NRW) in July 2013, and to put the planning application on hold until that review is concluded. In July 2013 NRW put forward their position to the Vale of Glamorgan Council in which they did not object to the planned drilling project. Since then however, it has become evident that regulatory bodies in other parts of the UK have taken a much tougher stance. For example in Kent, the Environment Agency has refused to approve a test drilling application from Coastal Oil and Gas, because they had not provided sufficiently detailed information on which to make a judgement. More at: http://kent.gov.uk/environment_and_planning/planning_in_kent/planning_applications/latest_news.aspx
Here is a list of some of the missing information which was also not supplied by Coastal Oil and Gas for the planning application in Llantrithyd:
1. Casing design
2. Measures to protect groundwater in the aquifer
3. Groundwater monitoring strategy, including groundwater quality and turbidity
4. Preliminary Risk Assessment
5. Detailed review of the geological information
6. Additional details for the restoration proposals
7. Quantified risk assessments
8. Contingency plans to deal with the risk of turbidity (fines from drilling process) at abstractors boreholes,springs or streams
9. Contingency plan in the event of any loss of potentially polluting materials – such as drilling muds, process water or flow back water
10. Following borehole completion, an “as finished log of the borehole
11. Information on waste – both solid and water- in particular the quantities, on-site storage arrangements, means of treatment and disposal off site
12. Clarification of air emissions and need for flaring
Write to your London MP Mr Alun Cairns. Request that he asks the members of the Water Bill Committee, to table an amendment that would introduce a liability guarantee, to force polluters to pay for water pollution
His e-mail address is: email@example.com
Demand that he uses his position to ask members of the Water Bill Committee to table an amendment to toughen up the proposed Water Bill 2nd draft. The amendment should avoid the taxpayer having to pay for any clean up costs arising from fracking pollution to groundwater.
The Water Bill is an opportunity to address pollution concerns by reforming the regime for how we take water from the environment, and by putting in place the necessary provisions to ensure that a financial guarantee is in place to address any pollution incident that may occur.
The proposed amendment is that the Water Bill should therefore be changed to include a legislative framework for abstraction reform, giving the Government powers to reform the abstraction regime from 2015, according to the principles set out in the Water White Paper.
Join Greenpeace’s “Not For Shale” Campaign
This is a legal attempt to block companies from drilling horizontally under your land without permission, which may amount to trespass. Join today at: http://www.wrongmove.org