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Comment on Rishi Sunak's decision to reinstate fracking ban

Director of the Conservative Environment Network (CEN) Sam Hall today welcomed the new Prime Minister's decision to reinstate the fracking moratorium.

"I welcome the Prime Minister's decision to stick to the Conservative manifesto and keep the fracking moratorium. It is unpopular, and few communities would approve fracking projects locally, meaning little or no gas would be extracted, despite the high political cost. Instead, the government should focus on building more cheap and popular renewables, including onshore wind and solar where there is local support. These technologies will bring down bills, improve energy sovereignty, and reduce emissions."


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