Oct 10, 2022

Fracking - Government bulldozing local democracy

Fracking Liz Truss is also reportedly set to announce she is scrapping the ban on fracking which was introduced in 2019!! Theresa May promised to give control back to the people, yet her Government rode roughshod over the Lancashire community’s opposition to fracking. it is clear to all that this government neither listens nor can be trusted, to do the right thing for local communities.

We were supposed to phase out fossil fuels !! Paris Agreement and COP. (Conference of Polluters.)

The government’s decision bulldozed local democracy and has risked locking Britain into an old-fashioned dirty energy infrastructure when we should be seizing the opportunities for new long-term jobs and investment in a clean energy future. It should be up to local communities to decide, through their locally democratic planning systems, whether or not to host fracking operations in their areas. This proves that Devolution is needed in all areas of the UK.