Government’s continued ban on fracking welcomed

Derek Estill and protesters bannerThe Moderator of the United Reformed Church (URC) General Assembly has welcomed news that the government is maintaining its ban on fracking in the UK.

As reported in the Blackpool Gazette on 21 January, when asked during business questions in Parliament if the moratorium on fracking would be made permanent, Kwasi Kwarteng, Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Minister, is reported to have said: “We’re stopping it. The only way it can be resumed is by compelling evidence which so far is not forthcoming, So, the moratorium stays and fracking, for the time being, is over.” 

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