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PSOE and IU-Greens presented a joint motion to Yecla is declared "free from fracking" (28/08/2014)

Given the failure of the PP government team, the two municipal opposition groups have consesuado a motion for full September where they collect the concern of many groups and social partners on the possible practice of fracking and its harmful consequences.

The possibility that our town will be affected by the use of hydraulic fracturing as a research technique and gas extraction -fracking- seems to increase as the denominators have warned Advice Yecla and Jumilla.

To PSOE and IU-Greens, the city of Yecla, as happened with the theme of the quarry in the Sierra del Cuchillo, can not remain oblivious to the alarm that is causing this problem.

In the plenary session in June 2013, the government team rejected the proposal of IU-Greens declare Yecla "Free City of Fracking" citing lack of time to know what is the practice and its environmental and economic impact, despite councilors have twelve full-time and released.

Interestingly, the same proposal was approved in Jumilla on the same dates.

"We believe that in a year they have had sufficient time to gather all the information necessary time and have proven that fracking will only Yecla negative consequences for all."

To PSOE and IU-Greens practice of this technique in the current conditions is challenged in areas where it has been implemented by the degradation of the environment, drinking water contamination, seismic events and problems in the lives of people, wildlife and the flora.

Besides obtaining energy from fossil fuels and the investment involved, may act as a brake on the development of renewable energy and a setback in the fight against climate change.

For these reasons and due to the inaction of the government team, the Municipal Socialist Group and Municipal UI-Green, jointly proposed that the House of the Municipal Corporation declares its opposition to such practices, which the municipality is declared " Free fracking, to urge administrations to prohibit it, consider the opposition in city plans and supporting institutional arrangements against fracking.

Municipal Socialist Group

Source: PSOE Yecla

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