Early day motion 181

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HYDRAULIC FRACTURING (FRACKING)

That this House believes a moratorium should be placed on onshore and offshore exploration, development and production of shale gas via the withdrawal of UK petroleum exploration and drilling licences at sites utilising hydraulic fracturing (fracking) processes, at least until the publication of a detailed environmental impact assessment into the practice; notes that hydraulic fracturing can contaminate local water sources such as aquifers, which provide about 30 per cent of the UK's drinking water; further believes the production of hard to reach fossil fuels is not compatible with efforts to achieve the UK's statutory carbon budgets; and therefore urges the Government instead to give greater support to the generation of energy from renewable sources.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 13.06.2012
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 19.06.2012
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 13.06.2012
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 13.06.2012
Edwards, Jonathan Plaid Cymru Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 13.06.2012
Esterson, Bill Labour Party Sefton Central 17.07.2012
Gilmore, Sheila Labour Party Edinburgh East 18.12.2012
Hamilton, Fabian Labour Party Leeds North East 28.06.2012
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 18.06.2012
Huppert, Julian Liberal Democrats Cambridge 15.10.2012
Jackson, Glenda Labour Party Hampstead and Kilburn 14.06.2012
Kaufman, Gerald Labour Party Manchester Gorton 02.07.2012
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 10.09.2012
Llwyd, Elfyn Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 19.06.2012
Long, Naomi Alliance Party Belfast East 25.06.2012
Lucas, Caroline [R] Green Party Brighton Pavilion 12.06.2012
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 18.06.2012
Meacher, Michael Labour Party Oldham West and Royton 03.12.2012
Ritchie, Margaret Social Democratic and Labour Party South Down 13.06.2012
Sanders, Adrian Liberal Democrats Torbay 05.12.2012
Vaz, Valerie Labour Party Walsall South 20.06.2012
Watts, Dave Labour Party St Helens North 09.07.2012
Williams, Hywel Plaid Cymru Arfon 05.12.2012
Williams, Mark Liberal Democrats Ceredigion 20.06.2012
Wood, Mike Roy Labour Party Batley and Spen 06.11.2012