UK Labour government to ban fracking if elected

By Kasia Patel
Published: Monday, 26 September 2016

While the UK’s current Conservative party has implemented policies to speed up fracking and accelerate the UK’s energy independence, the potential future Labour party has pledged to ban the oil and gas extraction process if elected in order to focus on clean energy.

A future Labour government in the UK would ban hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in England, shadow energy secretary, Barry Gardiner, said at a Labour conference in Liverpool 26 September.

"Fracking locks us into an energy infrastructure that is based on fossil fuels long after our country needs to have moved to...

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