Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Lib Dems team up with expert to call for urgent new fracking regulations


Today [May 22nd], Liberal Democrat Energy and Climate Change spokesperson Lynne Featherstone hosts a talk with former President of the Geological Society Professor Peter Styles on the increased risk of earthquakes due to fracking


Professor Styles is expected to call for the implementation of buffer zones and stricter regulations, forcing fracking companies to assess dangers and faults.
 
Commenting on Professor Styles' speech, Lynne Featherstone said:

“Fracking is an unnecessary, invasive and dangerous distraction from the very urgent need to move away from carbon-based energy and towards sustainable energy sources.
 
“There is a growing consensus that fracking is destructive to the environment and dangerous to the public. The Government must response to the increasing number of experts speaking out against the practice.”

Frank Little, secretary of Aberavon and Neath Liberal Democrats, adds:
"One hopes that the Welsh Government, which has sat on the fence with respect to fracking in the Principality, will pay attention to this talk."

 
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