In a letter to a North Derbyshire resident Sir Vince Cable has categorically confirmed the position of the Liberal Democrats: Please be assured that I and my Party utterly condemn the practice of fracking.
The full letter is shown below:
The Liberal Democrats’ emphatic position is in complete contrast to that of Conservative MP Lee Rowley, who supports Fracking as long as it isn’t in his own constituency; and the ambiguous position of Labour Party, some of whom support fracking, some don’t; while their national position is anti-fracking – apparently as long as they don’t shout about it too loudly (perhaps this explains why):
We support all genuine attempts to stop fracking. Not just here in North Derbyshire – but throughout the UK and beyond. Every year we see wave after wave of natural disasters caused by climate change.
There are some fantastic campaign groups working locally to try and halt shale gas extraction. A number of our members have been there on the front line; while others work behind the scenes on the longer term solution.
We need to encourage national governments and larger firms like INEOS to invest in renewable energy sources and move away from practices like fracking – which carry too many long and short term risks.
Join us in our fight today.
3 weeks ago
The next Clay Cross Against Fracking meeting, will be at the St Barnabas Centre, Pilsley Road Danesmoor S45 9BU, 7pm on the 29th of June.
If you want to know more about the issues with fracking or want to show your support, please join us 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
North Derbyshire Lib Dems Against Fracking added 3 new photos.
4 weeks ago
Anti fracking event. At the Fox and Hound, Marsh Lane Eckington, June 2018.
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North Derbyshire Lib Dems Against Fracking shared a post.
4 weeks ago
FESTIVAL AGAINST FRACKING
Saturday 23rd June - 2pm to 9pm
Family Friendly - bouncy castle, market stalls, games.
Fox & Hound Pub - Marsh Lane.
Everyone is welcome at our festival against fracking. Please come along from 2pm to 5pm we have got kids games and a fair theme with a disco.
At 6pm there are speeches from the amazing joe corre and joe Boyd who are challenging INEOS' injunction and protecting all our fundamental rights.
David Kesteven will be speaking along with our MP lee rowley and prospective labour candidate Chris Peace.
Music is coming from the fantastic bands Club Shefficana and The Steve French Band. Come along and let the Planning Inspector and INEOS know we said no!
Eckington Against Fracking. ... See MoreSee Less
North Derbyshire Lib Dems Against Fracking shared Derbyshire County Council's photo.
1 month ago
We’re in Chesterfield today for a planning inquiry into proposals by INEOS to explore underground shale gas reserves near the village of Marsh Lane. Find out more here:
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North Derbyshire Lib Dems Against Fracking added 8 new photos.
1 month ago
Anti fracking protest in Chesterfield (19 of June, 2018). ... See MoreSee Less
North Derbyshire Lib Dems Against Fracking shared Blaine Uknighted's post.
1 month ago
Only one day to go now! (Tomorrow).
Myself and friends/colleagues from the local Lib Dem team (North Derbyshire Liberal Democrats) will be there in he morning to help out. We look forward to meeting you all 🙂.
Don’t forget to bring gardening gloves if you have them. Friends of Grassmoor Country Park - m.facebook.com/groups/496091014120521
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Well done too the protecters at Tinker Lane 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
What do members think about Anti-Fracking Support Banks?
It would be like a food bank where members and well-wishes could donate food and equipment to their local anti fracking group; then the next person travelling to a protection camp from that area or passing through that area could deliver the supplies to the camp. ... See MoreSee Less
Barlborough against Fracking - Dennis May Presentation on Wednesday 20th June- you are all very welcome to join us. Chas- Acting Chair. ... See MoreSee Less
Maybe just thinking outside the box, sadly permission had been granted to Ineos to drill Harthill in South Yorkshire, a few days after the Marriotts Rig left for an unknown destination, makes you wonder? ... See MoreSee Less
The Marriotts Drilling Rig is still A.W.O.L somewhere, it as not been seen since leaving Marriotts Monday morning and it’s final destination is not known.
If anybody sees it in transit or parked up, please let the anti fracking groups know, when it safe to do so if you are driving. ... See MoreSee Less
Out side Marriotts Drilling Group, Danesmoor. ... See MoreSee Less