Drills paused at Balcombe
Commenting on Cuadrilla's decision to suspend drilling in Balcombe today (Friday 16 August 2013), Friends of the Earth England Campaigner Jane Thomas said:
“The drills may be paused at Balcombe, but as long as the Government gives frackers the green light, the huge threat to local communities and the environment remains.
“The benefits of fracking have been over-hyped. There’s plenty of evidence it won’t lead to a new era of cheap fuel, but it will pump more climate-changing pollution into our atmosphere.
“The answer to our energy needs is to develop Britain’s huge bounty of renewable energy and cut out as much waste as possible.”
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