Petition Make Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) illegal in the UK

I and many others believe that hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking should be made illegal because of the effects on the environment and people's safety.

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Fracking has proven to cause water pollution and earthquakes in the USA which can have dire consequences. Even if it was safe, should we start becoming less reliant on fossil fuel? They won't be around forever and we need to be prepared for when that time comes. A government survey recently showed that only 16% of people support fracking. We are a country of democracy and should respect the will of the public.

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