Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Fight fracking in Kent

I'm horrified that the Government is charging headlong into environmental disaster letting fracking licences be sold across half of the country, especially with the Kent Weald identified as having reserves. The evidence from fracking sites across the globe demonstrates just how bad this technology is and to claim that it will be different in the UK is frankly ridiculous.
The government has acknowledged that fracking won't reduce our fuel bills and if we want energy security then we need to be tapping into the huge amount of renewable potential that this country has.
This summer, global temperatures are breaking records once again. Climate change is the greatest threat to mankind so we need to keep fossil fuels in the ground where they belong rather than increasing extraction.
I will be watching closely where the licences are to be granted and stepping up my opposition to any fracking here in Kent.

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