Following the announcement that INEOS Upstream has been given permission to drill and test for shale gas at Bramleymoor Lane in the village of Marsh Lane, North Derbyshire Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Spokesperson, Ross Shipman said:
“This is disappointing news, but unfortunately it is no surprise. The current system does not allow local people to decide whether they want fracking or not.
“This is why we must continue to pressure the Conservatives government to ban #fracking in England and Wales.
“The Liberal Democrats support all moves to ban fracking and protect our environment.”
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