Fracking Conference: Greens call for rethink on shale gas support

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As the North West Energy Task Force meets in Blackpool to discuss shale gas, the North West Greens have been reiterating their calls for the government to re-think their support for the shale gas industry.

Peter Cranie, the North West Green Party’s European election candidate, said: “A recent YouGov poll found that two thirds of people would prefer to live near a wind farm than a “fracking” site.

“However much the government tries to remove ‘obstacles’ to fracking, by changing the laws on trespass or giving the industry tax breaks, the key fact is that people in the North West just don’t want it.

 

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