“Fracking” or Hydraulic Fracturing for Shale Gas has caused serious environmental and health concerns in the USA. At the only site in the UK, at Blackpool, it caused two minor earthquakes. Now many areas of Merseyside have been licensed for exploration, raising realconcerns about drinking water quality, impact on property values, and wholesale industrialisation of our countryside.
We will continue to campaign for Sefton to be a “Frack Free Zone”.
Rather than pursuing further sources of fossil fuels,we will promote energy efficiency and renewable energy schemes where they benefit people and the environment.