Tell Theresa Villiers to Protect Misson Carr SSSI Owls From Fracking

The Right Honourable Theresa Villiers, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

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Why would anyone consider constructing and operating a hydraulic fracturing (fracking) site on the doorstep of one of the rarest landscapes in the Midlands?

Why would you risk disturbing breeding birds or harming the habitat of rare owls, great-crested newts, water voles, rare moths and unusual plants like twayblade and marsh stitchwort ?

Why would you do this when invertebrate numbers are crashing, bird species are in decline and climate change is the most pressing threat the world faces?

That's exactly what is being planned at Misson Carr, a Site of Special Scientific Interest in North Nottinghamshire. Test drilling is currently taking place, and wildlife is already being disrupted.  If the go-ahead is given for fracking, the outlook for all species on the site is bleak, with decades of drilling, disruption and potential destruction to look forwards to.

In the current climate of habitat destruction and uncertainty for so many species  we should be considering  Green Energy alternatives which are becoming cheaper and more efficient by the day, instead?

You can help - just sign our petition and ask the Secretary of State to intervene.  The Environment is at risk and our rural landscape is under threat. Together we can stop this industry destroying our precious habitat!

To: The Right Honourable Theresa Villiers, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
From: [Your Name]

Please stand up for Misson Carr SSSI Owls and stop iGas's plans to frack on the doorstep of this rare landscape.
Our landscape should not be sacrificed for short-term gain by an energy industry which should be investing in renewables and not threatening the destruction of rare species and ecology.