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Lib Dems respond to campaign group's call to ban fracking

November 24, 2019 11:39 AM

Frack Free Lancashire

Responding to campaign calls from Friends of the Earth and others for the next government to ban fracking, Liberal Democrat Climate Emergency spokesperson Wera Hobhouse said:
Boris Johnson's Conservatives sold a lie when they announced a ban on fracking. A moratorium is not a ban. The Tories cannot shake off their shocking record on the climate emergency on the eve of an election.
Liberal Democrats are clear that embarking on a whole new front of carbon-based fuels and energy production would do nothing to help meet our climate commitments.
This election gives the public an opportunity to vote for a brighter future. A Liberal Democrat government would ban fracking, declare a climate crisis and introduce a radical new programme of investment in clean, climate technology.

Your Liberal Democrat candidate on the Fylde consistently voted against fracking as a Lancashire County Councillor between 2009 and 2013. Mark Jewell commented, "The Conservatives cannot be trusted on fracking. A moratorium is not a ban. The Liberal Democrats have an ambitious plan to tackle the climate emergency by generating 80% of our electricity from renewables by 2030. We must focus on renewable energy rather than being distracted by more fossil fuels. That is why we need a permanent ban on all fracking."