P-04-422 : Fracking

Petition wording:

We call upon the National Assembly for Wales to urge the Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development to produce a Ministerial Interim Minerals Planning Policy Statement as well as a new technical advice note to strengthen the precautionary principle with regard to planning applications for onshore oil and gas, including fracking.  All reasonable scientific doubt that there is any risk of adverse impacts must be eliminated, and strongest consideration must be given to the urgent need to mitigate climate change.

Petition raised by:  Friends of the Earth Cymru

Date petition first considered by Committee:  2 October 2012

Number of signatures:  Approximately 1000