MP set to vote against fracking in parliamentary debate
MP is set to call on Prime Minister David Cameron to halt plans
to use controversial fracking in Somerset this week.
Munt will be voicing her concerns during a debate in Parliament
on the Infrastructure Bill on Monday (January 26th).
bill will enable High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing, commonly known
have been a staunch and vocal opponent of fracking in Somerset.
Nothing has changed, I disagree with the extraction of fossil
fuels on principle. It doesn't fit with our objective to tackle
climate change," said the MP.
Volume Hydraulic Fracturing involves millions of gallons of toxic
waste water and there is a real risk of spills, leaks, ground
water contamination and air pollution. Our regulatory regime is
weaker and less independent than it needs to be for this new process
to be considered safe. This is completely unacceptable."
added: "The UK Government should announce a moratorium on
fracking, not 'go all out for shale' as David Cameron insists."
have used my Government position as Parliamentary Private Secretary
to Vince Cable to push hard for a halt and a re-think."