Thursday 17 May 2018 / 11:37 AM Environment / Rebecca Long Bailey

Fracking should be banned, not promoted – Rebecca Long Bailey

Rebecca Long Bailey MP, Labour’s Shadow Business Secretary, commenting on the Government’s announcement to try and make planning applications easier for fracking projects, said:

“Fracking should be banned, not promoted.

“But the Government is encouraging this dirty fossil fuel by making the planning application easier and creating a special fracking regulator.

“Labour will ban fracking and boost renewable energy projects. We will fix our broken energy system by creating publicly owned, locally accountable companies and co-operatives.”