Fracking has been banned across the UK with immediate effect!
The one active site here was closed in the summer due to the earthquakes it was causing, but other sites were being explored.
This is a victory for protestors!
It remains to be seen whether this fracking ban is simply a strategic move by the Conservative government to try to hang on to environmentally conscious voters. It's a little suspicious that the ban has come days after announcing an election...
@puffinus_puffinus the way the bbc reported it, it’s not actually a ban it’s just ‘suspended’. I think they went into a bit more detail further down the article
@becky hmmmm. That's disappointing. A lot of people irl have been saying similar things.
if the UK persists with fracking and becomes financially dependent on the gas/oil etc as has already happened in the Netherlands, *this* is what people will have to endure..
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