Hereford MP Jesse Norman has criticised Labour for saying it would ban fracking.
A Hereford Green spokesperson said: ‘Jesse Norman may find it interesting explaining his love of fracking to residents of South Herefordshire as they worry about falling house prices, polluted water supplies, earthquakes and damage to our tourist industry if the frackers are allowed to do their dirty work here in the beautiful Wye Valley. Why is he not putting all his effort into developing our renewables industry instead?’
Green MP Caroline Lucas welcomed Labour’s opposition to fracking but challenged them to oppose Hinkley too.
The Green Party believes that climate change is such an emergency that we have no time to use fossil fuel such as shale gas even to ‘transition’ to greener technology, and that this is a dangerous distraction.
All investment should be in renewable energy which would not only protect water supplies, the wider environment and our tourist industry, but would create local jobs too.