Fracking News

Rosie Cooper voted Aye on the “Environment Bill — New Clause 12 – Well consents for hydraulic fracturing: cessation of issue and termination”. A majority of [Tory] MPs voted no on Environment Bill — New Clause 12 – Well consents for hydraulic fracturing: cessation of issue and termination.

Labour view “This Bill, this debate today and this moment were the Government’s chance to tell the fracking companies, “Your time is up”, but given the choice between doing something bold and doing nothing at all, we know what DEFRA under this Secretary of State always goes for.

“My position and that of the shadow Secretary of State and the Opposition is clear: fossil fuels need to stay in the ground. This is doubly true when we take into account just how damaging fracking is for our environment. When a third of England’s drinking supply is in the groundwater, do we really want to engage in a risky industry that could poison it for good? Even more disturbingly, fracking is causing earthquakes of up to 2.9 on the Richter scale”.

A year ago we thought this was all over. Is it?

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