Please sign our joint letter to Mark Menzies, the MP for Fylde, calling on him to stand up for shale gas in his constituency.
Mark Menzies, the MP for Fylde, has secured a debate on shale gas in the House of Commons on Wednesday 31st October 2018 at 4:30pm. Join us in telling him that businesses and residents across the Fylde and beyond support the development of a successful shale gas industry in the area, and asking him to make sure this is reflected in his remarks in Westminster Hall. You can find the text of our letter below. It is crucial that you provide your address and postcode so that Mr Menzies can verify that you are one of his constituents. The joint letter will be emailed as a PDF and will feature your First Name, Surname and Postcode but not other personally identifying information.
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Dear Mr Menzies,
We note that you have secured a debate on local involvement in shale gas development in Westminster Hall on Wednesday 31st October 2018 and would like to take this opportunity to remind you that shale gas exploitation benefits from considerable support among the businesses and residents of your Fylde constituency.
Unlocking the rich deposits of shale gas under the Fylde will be responsible for an economic boost, but it is being held back by the planning system. The changes currently being considered by the Government - treating non-fracking drilling as Permitted Development and future production sites as Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects - will help to speed up the industry's progress whilst creating more certainty for everyone.
We call on you to recognise the significant potential that a successful shale gas industry holds for the Fylde, to stand up for the interests of those on the Fylde that support shale gas development, and to ensure that fellow Parliamentarians are not able to use this debate to press their ideologically-motivated opposition to shale which will only serve to deny us, your constituents, the opportunities that shale gas will one day afford us.