Fracking has been paused not banned! until new evidence is found that fracking is safe to resume.
Although campaign groups and of course those living in Blackpool will be delighted with the news that the government has paused everything, the reality will hit home that once the General Election has been and gone and sometime in the new year it is likely fracking will continue.
If Labour wins the election we could see an outright ban, however to get votes the Tories will try every trick in the book, this is one of them! more tricks will be coming your way, on all media to get you to vote for Boris Johnson and we will be exposing all of them once known.
Fracking has caused earthquakes in Blackpool and the fracking firms have to be law pause for a time, is this not similar?
We want fracking banned its a dirty industry and one that will not help with climate change.
Business and Energy Secretary Andrea Leadsom said:
“Whilst acknowledging the huge potential of UK shale gas to provide a bridge to a zero carbon future, I’ve also always been clear that shale gas exploration must be carried out safely. In the UK, we have been led by the best available scientific evidence, and closely regulated by the Oil and Gas Authority, one of the best regulators in the world.
“After reviewing the OGA’s report into recent seismic activity at Preston New Road, it is clear that we cannot rule out future unacceptable impacts on the local community.
For this reason, I have concluded that we should put a moratorium on fracking in England with immediate effect.”