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Lib Dems respond to campaign groups' call to ban fracking

November 18, 2019 12:05 AM
By David Green

Lib Dems respond to campaign groups' call to ban fracking

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.
Wera Hobhouse
"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."