jueves, 18 de mayo de 2017

UK Labour Party to Ban Fracking If Wins General Election in June – Manifesto



The UK Labour Party will ban fracking in case it wins the snap general election in June.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The UK Labour Party, should it wins the snap general election in June, will ban fracking, the party's manifesto, launched Tuesday, said.

"Labour will ban fracking because it would lock us into an energy infrastructure based on fossil fuels, long after the point in 2030 when the Committee on Climate Change says gas in the UK must sharply decline," the manifesto unveiled by Labour's leader Jeremy Corbyn read.

People across the United Kingdom has long been protesting against fracking activities, in particular in Lancashire region.

Hydraulic fracturing or fracking is a technology that allows extracting shale hydrocarbons by injecting pressurized toxic liquid into the ground. Fracking has been largely criticized by its opponents for the risks posed to environment and people's health, as well as for the tremors caused by the technology….

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