MP welcomes moratorium on fracking

As a member of the Conservative Environment Network (, I welcome the Government’s announcement, below, that they have ended their support for fracking. 

Fracking will not be allowed to proceed in England, the government has announced, following the publication of new scientific analysis.

Ministers took the decision on the basis of a report by the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA), which found that it is not currently possible to accurately predict the probability or magnitude of earthquakes linked to fracking operations.

On the basis of the disturbance caused to residents living near Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site in Lancashire and this latest scientific analysis, the government has announced a moratorium on fracking until compelling new evidence is provided.