A press release on behalf of UK Labour. If elected on 8 June Labour says it will stop pans to frack Lancashire.
Labour has responded to the news that fracking company, Cuadrilla, have installed a conductor rig at its shale gas site at Preston New Road in Lancashire.
Building a clean economy of the future is the most important thing we must do for our children, our grandchildren and future generations. A Labour government will ban fracking in Lancashire and put us back on track to meet the targets in the Climate Change Act and the Paris Agreement.
Barry Gardiner, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade, said: “This is an extremely worrying development as fracking is not the right answer to our energy problems because it would lock us into an energy infrastructure based on fossil fuels and will cause more unnecessary damage to our environment.
“If elected on June 8th we will put a stop to these damaging plans across Lancashire.
“Labour will ban fracking and invest in renewable energy instead.”
Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Fylde, Jed Sullivan, said:
“I am proud that the Labour Party is committed to banning fracking in Fylde.
“Labour are the only party that can make this happen: I urge you to use your vote for Labour in Fylde so that together we can stop this filthy business.