Staffordshire - Campaign to Protect Rural England

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Energy and waste

Energy and waste

Our goal is to avoid the damage to the countryside by encouraging a reduction in overall consumption and being more efficient with what we use.

Climate change and energy

We urgently need to halt the damage to our countryside, by reducing the amount we consume overall and using our natural resources more responsibly.

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Shale gas and oil

Fracking involves extracting gas or oil from shale rock by injecting large volumes of water and additives, including sand and lubricating fluids, into the rock under high pressure. There are currently no plans for fracking in Staffordshire.

 

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Litter and fly-tipping

Litter is costing taxpayers nearly £1 billion a year in the UK. Our campaign, originally led by Bill Bryson, aims to stop the litter and fly-tipping that is spoiling our towns and countryside.

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Quarrying and mining

Opencast mines deface some of our finest landscapes and wreck tranquillity, they have a devastating effect on nearby communities and wildlife, and they increase our carbon emissions.

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Electricity pylons

We are concerned that government proposals for new electricity pylons could cut through many of our National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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