Green Party: North Yorkshire fracking ruling a bitter blow for fight against climate change

20 December 2016

The Green Party has responded to a High Court ruling today (December 20) which will allow fracking to go ahead in North Yorkshire.

Andrew Cooper, Green Party energy spokesperson, said:

“The decision to allow fracking in North Yorkshire is a bitter blow not only to the communities there, who have fought so hard to stop this from happening, but to all who care about the fight against climate change.

“If we are to stop climate chaos, there can be no new dirty fossil fuel infrastructure. No pipelines. No mines. No fracking.

“We should be choosing an energy system powered by the renewable sources that we have in abundance and keep fossil fuels in the ground. Fracking is a dirty, expensive and dangerous gamble with our environment, security and economy.

“The Conservative controlled North Yorkshire county council has let people down. We need to elect Green politicians who will stand up for local people and the environment they live in to protect them against fracking.”

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