This is the response I got from Jeremy Corbyn. I really regret he sees fracking as a local/personal issue.
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The Conservative Government has decided to go forward with the controversial process of fracking. They are rushing ahead
with fracking and are not ensuring that the environment is protected and that local areas are safeguarded for the future.
The next Labour government will ban fracking. We will focus on unlocking the jobs and growth that a new clean low-carbon
energy infrastructure can provide for our industry, workforce and communities.
This strengthened position about the next Labour government’s plans provides regulatory certainty for investors about our
long-term direction of travel to an economy powered entirely by clean energy.
The next Labour government will back the clean technologies of the future, rather than lock us into a dirty fossil fuel
infrastructure for the next thirty years.
It is clear that gas will continue to play a part in the UK’s energy mix in the short to medium term, but developing a fracking
industry in the UK will lock the country into an energy infrastructure that is based on fossil fuels, long after our country needs to have moved to clean energy to help tackle the threat of climate change.
We will work with trade unions and industry to develop the best way to transition our energy industry to create the vital
long-term jobs and apprenticeships we are going to need for the UK’s low carbon future.
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Sent: 25 October 2017 09:35
To: Jeremy Corbyn
Cc: rachael maskell
Subject: Fwd: URGENT: Fracking in North Yorkshire
As a Labour Party member and a strong admirer of your leadership and principles, I am writing to urge you to lend your support to the protection of beautiful Ryedale, North Yorkshire, against the imminent threat of fracking.
I live a few miles from Kirby Misperton, where Third Energy have now got the go-ahead to frack, starting potentially TOMORROW. Both local protectors and others are doing all they can to stop this happening, in the context of quite aggressive policing practices. Our Tory MP Kevin Hollinrake is doing nothing and has not even visited the site (though Rachael Maskell, the wonderful Labour MP from neighbouring constituency York, has been terrific).
To have your physical and moral support alongside us at the Gates would be an enormous boost to morale. There is a solidarity day on Sat 4 November to which you would be so welcome, but any time you can come would be terrific.
Please do consider it – we need your help!
With many thanks
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