Wednesday 23 October 2019 / 12:01 AM Energy / Rebecca Long Bailey

HMG does not know who is responsible for decommissioning fracking sites – Rebecca Long Bailey responds

Rebecca Long Bailey MP, Labour’s Shadow Business and Energy Secretary, responding to an NAO report revealing that the government does not know who has ultimate responsibility to pay for the decommissioning of fracking sites, said:

“The Tory-Lib Dem Coalition and now the Tory government have wasted millions pushing an industry that is unpopular across the UK and fiercely opposed locally.

“Fracking threatens air and water quality, and it contributes to the climate crisis. And as this report reveals, the government’s plan for making fracking sites safe after they’ve been used is unclear and untested.

“Well let me be crystal clear – Labour will ban fracking immediately.”