Prime Ministers Questions (Fracking) - Wednesday 24th June

Gordon: Why has the Prime Minister promised local people the final say on onshore wind farms but denies local people in Blackpool and Lancashire the final say over local fracking applications?Gordon_at_PMQs.JPG

Why are there double standards on renewable energy and fracking?

The Prime Minister (David Cameron): The hon. Gentleman is making a slightly odd comparison.

We have taken away the unnecessary subsidy for onshore wind, given that it is now a mature technology, and we have a sensible planning system so that unconventional gas can go ahead under very strict environmental conditions.

will tell him what I want for Blackpool. I want Blackpool to be the centre of expertise and excellence for this industry. I want the jobs, the apprenticeships and the training rather than to see things stuck, which is what he wants.

 

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