New petition to curb carbon and break links with fossil fuel interests
A petition launched last week on 38 Degrees calls for the government to cut carbon emissions and rethink its links with vested interests in the fossil fuels industry. With shale gas extraction and coal bed methan gasificatio licenses being granted in many parts of the UK, including Wales, this is an urgent problem and much public support will be needed to make the goverment rethink its energy policy. Water companies have already expressed concern over contamination, and environmentalists have sound grounds for fearing that there will be widespread environmental damage for the sake of a short term strategy (it is estimated that there is a maximum 30 years supply of shale gas and coal bed methane to be had). This only delays a more sustainable solution to an approaching energy crisis, and will cause crucial damage to the environment and an ecosystem already under pressure as seen in the recent damning 'State of Nature' report.
You can act now and sign the petition:
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