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Hedon Street Poll – 88% say “NO” to fracking in the East Riding

September 8, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments

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Street ballot:  Mr Derek Gillett from Hedon casts his secret ballot. Pictured with Labour's Steve Gallant and General Election candidate Margaret Pinder.Street ballot: Mr Derek Gillett from Hedon casts his secret vote. Pictured with Labour’s Steve Gallant and General Election candidate Margaret Pinder.

A STREET BALLOT conducted in Hedon on Saturday by the local Labour Party resulted in 88% of people polled voting NO to any fracking in the East Riding.

A press release issued by Holderness Labour Party said that most voters in the secret ballot held on the day were aware of the issues and deeply concerned about work already going on at West Newton and Walkington.

“The Government has already licensed much of the East Riding for fracking exploration. However, new reports from The Geological Society and World Resources Institute raise questions of water safety, particularly in areas dependent on aquifers for fresh water. Hull and the East Riding draws all its fresh water from the aquifer under our feet and the shale gas deposits the frackers…

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