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Lewes Councillor Urges Permanent Fracking Ban

A Lewes district councillor has spoken out against fracking – and urged the government to make this ban permanent. 

Speaking at a full meeting of Lewes District Council on Monday November 21, Lib Dem Cllr Rob Banks, said:

"Fracking involves yet more fossil fuel extraction - it will make the climate crisis worse.  

"Fracking will also not bring down our energy bills so will not tackle the cost of living crisis, and is extremely divisive in communities up and down the country.

"We know already the challenge to our water supply from new developments, the pollution from fracking risks contaminating water and making matters far worse."

Liberal Democrat Group Leader Cllr James MacCleary added:

"The government's moratorium has been demonstrated to be fragile and temporary in nature.

"As the former Liz Truss led government was going to bring back fracking it's essential that there are watertight guarantees it will not come back a third time." 

A petition by the local Liberal Democrats can be seen online.

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