An APPCCG Event in conjunction with Friends of the Earth Fracking and Climate Change

 
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Date(s) - 23/04/2013
12:00 am

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Committee Room 10, House of Commons

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Friends of the Earth is hosting a Meeting and open panel discussion for MPs on Fracking and Climate Change in the House of Commons on 23rd April.

Please alert/invite your MP – especially if you are in an area licensed for fracking .. but as most of us are threatened – invite them all anyway! It’s important that they all know this is happening.

Template invitation below .. just use this link to send them an email – ‘seasy ;)

Contact your Councillors, MP, MEPs, MSPs, or Northern Ireland, Welsh and London AMs:

http://www.writetothem.com/

“Dear….

I am writing to encourage you to attend a briefing meeting: Fracking and Climate Change, taking place on the 23 April 2013.

It will give you the opportunity to hear from experts about the environmental and health impacts of fracking and the consequences for climate change, including an account from Australia by a global expert.

We hope that as a result you will see that fracking is a gamble that the UK doesn’t need to take.

Yours etc.”

An APPCCG Event in conjunction with Friends of the Earth

Fracking and Climate Change

Tuesday, 23rd April 2013,
2:00 – 3:30 pm, Committee Room 10, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA

The onshore extraction of gas through hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is at the early stages in the UK and is already very controversial. It’s advocates argue that it can provide a safe and secure source of energy. However it poses many environmental risks, acknowledged in reports ranging from the European Commission and the UN Environment Programme. These risks include groundwater contamination, air pollution, impacts on tackling climate change through prolonging fossil fuel use and potential impacts on investment in renewables.

This open panel discussion will be held to exchange views on: shale gas and climate change targets; the environmental implications of fracking (including a perspective from Australia); and whether regulation can deal adequately with the risks.

Speakers:

• Dr John Broderick, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
• Dr Mariann Lloyd-Smith, Senior Advisor to the National Toxics Network in Australia
• Eve McNamara, Ribble Estuary Against Fracking
• Tony Bosworth, Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland

The panel discussion will be followed by a question and answer session.
Please enter via the Cromwell Green (visitor’s entrance) and allow about fifteen minutes to pass through security.
RSVP to Tony Bosworth at Tony.bosworth@foe.co.uk

Kind regards,

Naomi Luhde-Thompson
Planning Advisor for Friends of the Earth

Friends of the Earth • 26-28 Underwood Street London N1 7JQ • Tel 020 7490 1555 • Fax 020 7490 0881 • Website www.foe.co.uk
Friends of the Earth is the collective name for Friends of the Earth Trust Limited, registered charity 281681, company number 1533942 and Friends of the Earth Limited, company number 1012357, registered in England and Wales. In both cases the registered office is: 26-28 Underwood Street, London, N1 7JQ.

 
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