Health professionals are to join forces to work together to campaign against fracking.
The Concerned Health Professionals of the United Kingdom (CHPUK) are to follow in the success of The Concerned Health Professionals of New York, who built a petition to stress to government their concerns in relation to the growing documented harms of fracking. Their work has been key in helping educate and convince New York legislators to ban fracking. http://www.psr.org/assets/pdfs/fracking-compendium.pdf
The Concerned Health Professionals of the United Kingdom (CHPUK) aims to provide information and give UK health professionals a voice in relation to fracking. It aims to highlight the public health risks and harms that unconventional gas extraction (UGE) and the exploration and extraction of oil and gas from shale rock pose.
As health professionals they feel it is critical the public health and safety of communities is taken into consideration in relation to any energy policy and particularly with regard to proven risk-carrying activities such as fracking.