10:10 Climate Action reaction to the Balcombe fracking announcement

Commenting on the Balcombe fracking decision Leo Murray, director of strategy at 10:10 Climate Action said:

As the community are once again thrust into the spotlight, it’s clear that Balcombe is emblematic of much that is wrong with energy policy in the UK. In 2015 Balcombe united behind the vision of a locally owned, renewable future - only to have their community solar scheme torpedoed by vindictive government cuts. Yet fracking, the government’s deeply unpopular pet energy project, is set to be imposed once again on them.

We know that communities across the UK want to choose wind and solar, but are blocked at every turn by a hostile government. The government’s recent attempts to rebrand as environmentally friendly are doomed to fail so long as keep backing the wrong horse in this race.

ENDS

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