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Responding to the news that the Welsh Government will introduce a moratorium on fracking in the country, Friends of the Earth’s Energy Campaigner Donna Hume said:
“The Westminster Government needs to catch up with Scotland, Wales and many other areas of the world and bring in a moratorium on controversial fracking.
“Fracking is bad for the climate and involves serious risks for health and the local environment.
“Fracking in the UK is looking increasingly like a lame duck. It’s time the Government stopped trying to get this damaging and unpopular industry off the ground and started prioritising energy efficiency and renewable energy.”
The Welsh Government confirmed that it supports a Plaid Cymru motion for a fracking moratorium during a debate on Wednesday (4 February 2015). This follows a similar commitment from the Scottish Government last week.