The Scarborough & Whitby Labour Party have called for a debate for an Emergency Resolution regarding 'Fracking':
This party calls upon its councillors on Scarborough Borough Council and North Yorkshire County Council to demand a moratorium on any actual or potential proposals for fracking within North Yortkshire and Scarborough Borough. This party believes that the case has not yet been demonstrated that fracking is either safe or environmentally acceptable. It is also not satisfied that in the context of climate change policy fracking has a genuine contribution to make in reducing CO2 emissions. It also rejects the government’s attempts to pre-empt the necessary analysis of these issues by the offer of bribes to local authorities.
This will be discussed at the S&WCLP GC meeting this Wednesday 15th January at 7.30 pm.