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Lib Dems team up with expert to call for urgent new fracking regulations

June 2, 2018 8:22 AM
By Rugby Lib Dems
Originally published by Rugby Liberal Democrats

On 22 May 2018, Liberal Democrat Energy and Climate Change spokesperson, Lynne Featherstone hosted a talk with former President of the Geological Society Professor Peter Styles on the increased risk of earthquakes due to fracking.

Professor Styles is calling for the implementation of buffer zones and stricter regulations, forcing fracking companies to assess dangers and faults.

Commenting on Professor Styles' speech, Lynne Featherstone said:

"Fracking is an unnecessary, invasive and dangerous distraction from the very urgent need to move away from carbon-based energy and towards sustainable energy sources.

"There is a growing consensus that fracking is destructive to the environment and dangerous to the public. The Government must response to the increasing number of experts speaking out against the practice."