In this issue: Green Clean | Climate action | Fracking update
September is our month of Green Clean action, and our groups have already been
extremely busy! From countryside to coastline, our green spaces deserve to be
litter-free and, this September, our volunteers are helping to make that a
Our Green Clean teams have already collected just shy of 1,000 bottles and cans
and almost 50 bags of rubbish - and we’ve only just got started.
We’ll be counting all the bottles and cans collected and using the evidence to
keep the pressure on the government to create the best possible deposit return
system for England.
We’ve got picks happening across the country, with new events added in the past
few days, so do check to see if there’s a Green Clean near you - and be part of the movement for a litter-free countryside.
WHY CPRE IS JOINING THE DAY OF CLIMATE ACTION ON 20 SEPTEMBER
As you probably know, our mission is to promote, enhance and protect a thriving
countryside. Climate change is one of the greatest threats facing the
countryside, and it could cause dramatic changes to the landscapes, wildlife and
environment we enjoy now.
That’s why we’re joining the global day of climate action on Friday 20
September, to demand urgent action on climate change and nature. In May, young
people put a call out for adults to join them on 20 September for the largest
climate mobilisation throughout the UK and globally.
If you really think about it, it’s hard to see how CPRE, with almost 100 years’
experience of promoting, enhancing and protecting countryside, could do anything
Read this message from our chief executive Crispin Truman about why CPRE is
joining the day of action.
[[link removed]]If you’re inspired to join the day of climate action on Friday 20 September, you can find out more here and find a local action near you
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Earlier in the year, over 6,000 of you took action to tell the government not to
weaken fracking earthquake rules.
Fracking companies insist that these rules are too strict, and that the
earthquakes caused are minor enough to be ignored.
But since fracking resumed at Preston New Road in early August, there have been
a number of earth tremors, the largest of which reached 2.9 on the Richter
scale; strong enough to be felt by residents and reportedly cause minor damage
Fracking here has been suspended indefinitely, pending an investigation.
The government continues to support fracking. But we’re still awaiting for a
response to the public consultation on proposals that would fast-track fracking
through the planning system - more than a year after they were first announced,
and after over 300,000 people signed petitions against them.
We recently published a joint letter with 18 other organisations, calling on the
prime minister to publicly back the existing, strong earthquake rules, and ditch
the proposals to fast-track fracking. We also called on government to prioritise
policies to make sure the UK leads the effort to tackle the climate crisis - one
of the biggest threats our countryside faces today.
We’ll keep you updated with any further developments.
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