by Rigzone Staff
Monday, November 27, 2017
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, declares that there is no place for fracking in the city.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has declared that there is no place for fracking in the city.
— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) 26 November 2017
In his new draft London Plan, which will be published later this week, Khan makes clear that any application for the exploration, appraisal or production of shale gas via hydraulic fracturing in London should be refused by boroughs.
“There is absolutely no place for fracking in London and I remain firm in my belief that any such application must be refused,” The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said in a statement published on London.gov.uk.
“We must instead focus our resources on developing technologies for the efficient extraction of clean, renewable forms of energy, rather than coming up with more ever innovative ways to keeping burning fossil fuels,” he added.
Khan previously made his opposition to fracking clear in his mayoral election manifesto. The news follows Scotland’s decision to block fracking indefinitely.
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