LETTER: Stop fracking in Lincolnshire

The government is trying to change the law so big energy companies can drill for gas under our homes - without asking us.

Louth and Horncastle is sat on top of a seam of gas - and it’s already been earmarked for drilling.

So unless these plans are stopped, gas could be sucked from under your home very soon.

But together, we could do just that. Because to change the law the government needs MPs to vote for it in parliament. And the vote’s in just a few weeks.

Let’s make it clear that backing dirty energy companies over constituents would be a toxic move.

The plans - simple changes to existing trespass law - could mean your home surrounded by noisy machines, and your local park turned into a gas field. All without your permission.

The process - known as fracking - could also poison our water and produce toxic waste. And it’s known to 
cause earthquakes – usually minor

All over the country, people and local councils have been refusing planning permission to dirty energy companies for fracking.

But this change in the law takes away our power to say no to it happening under our homes.

When we work together, we’re stronger. And we’re not alone. Greenpeace supporters, Friends of the Earth members and thousands of grassroots campaigners are all 
standing hand-in-hand to stop these plans, for each other’s homes.

It’s a truly people-powered effort – supported by local UKIP supporters.

D Axton

Upgate, Louth