Green Party puts environment test to Greg Clark

8 January 2018

* Jonathan Bartley: “Greg Clark holds the Conservatives’ application for green credentials in his hands”

The Green Party has issued a test to Greg Clark after news he will stay in post as Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Jonathan Bartley, co-leader of the Green Party, called on Clark to use this fresh start to choose not to give fracking the go-ahead in North Yorkshire, a decision due to be made any day now [1].

Bartley said the Government’s “talk of protecting the natural world stands or falls” on the decision over fracking in Ryedale.

Bartley said:

“Greg Clark has the opportunity to use his reappointment to the Cabinet as a fresh start – with his first and biggest test being whether to give the go-ahead to fracking in North Yorkshire. All the Government’s talk of protecting the natural world stands or falls on the decision by the new Secretary of a State in Ryedale.

“Fracking is dirty, dangerous and unnecessary. It will wreck local environments and our climate commitments. If the Government really believes in a green future it will walk the talk, ban Fracking and invest in renewable energy for the future. Greg Clark holds the Conservatives’ application for green credentials in his hands.”

Notes:

1. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-41113689 






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