Tories “in bed with fracking industry”, says Green MEP

18 August 2015

The Government today announced the 14th round of fracking licences, granting 27 new oil and gas exploration licences covering around 1,000 square miles. 

Keith Taylor, Green MEP for South East England, said:

“The handing out of fracking licences up and down the country today is shocking but not surprising as we all know the Tories are in bed with the fracking industry.

“Going all out for fracking is short-sighted and is a big distraction from the new era of clean renewable energy that scientists are urging us to move into. 

“This is yet another move in the wrong direction for UK energy policy away from climate security and in favour of self-serving unproven technology.” 

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