Thursday, October 05, 2017

Fracking: England and Wales should follow Scotland

Responding to the news that the Scottish government has banned fracking after a public consultation, Lib Dem Energy and Climate Change spokesperson Lynne Featherstone said: 

"This is a welcome move from the Scottish government. Fracking is economically questionable, deeply unpopular in local communities up and down the country, not to mention a disaster for our environment. 

"Yet again, Theresa May is finding herself on the wrong side of the argument. Fracking is simply a fig leaf for her government's failures on decarbonising heating.

"May should follow the Scottish government's lead and bring a ban on fracking below the border into effect immediately." 

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