Sunday, 4 August 2013

Kent at further risk of fracking says Fallon

I hope to get down to Balcombe soon but may not have to after the Michael Fallon let slip that fracking is likely to come to Kent for a second time. His comments in the Mail on Sunday (I don't read it unless I have to and then only on-line): "The second area being studied is the Weald. It’s from Dorset all the way along through Hampshire, Sussex, East Sussex, West Sussex, all the way perhaps a bit into Surrey and even into my county of Kent".

Of course there is already exploration of the shale in Sandwich, near Deal but it is clear from the Energy Minister's comment that we can expect many more applications in Kent.

Once again, the Tories and Lib Dems have failed the country. Their backing of shale gas with tax breaks spelled disaster for our countryside and for the environment last month was disgusting.They should be ashamed of themselves.

Meanwhile people power in West Sussex is taking a good stand - I intend to get down to Balcombe soon!

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