The Green Party today welcomed the Environmental Audit Committee report calling for a moratorium on Fracking in the UK. The Report said Fracking is incompatible with UK policy to reduce carbon emissions to address climate change. The report also raised significant concerns about the potential impact on the local environment such as the pollution of groundwater. The Greens have been the leading political party supporting grassroots movements opposing fracking in communities.
Cllr Andrew Cooper, Green Party Parliamentary Candidate for Huddersfield said
“Green Councillors were ahead of the curve when we successfully proposed a motion calling for no fracking within the Kirklees Council boundaries. What we need now is a clear response from all Westminster parties to the report. Currently only the Green Party among UK wide political parties opposes fracking in line with the views of this Parliamentary Committee which is independent of Government”