MP Tim Farron responds to news of fracking firm’s return to Balcombe

MP Tim Farron
MP Tim Farron

The previous leader of the Liberal Democrats has responsed to the news that fracking firm Cuadrilla will return to Balcome to test for oil.

MP and Environment spokesman Tim Farron said: “It’s disappointing to see this decision made in the face of huge opposition from the local community.

It’s disappointing to see this decision made in the face of huge opposition from the local community.

MP and Environment spokesman Tim Farron

“Exploring for oil is a distraction at a time when we should be focusing on developing the renewable sector and investing in carbon neutral energy sources.

“We will not be able to tackle climate change and meet global targets unless we give our full attention to making our country’s energy genuinely sustainable.”

West Sussex county councillors unanimously approved the plan at County Hall in Chichester yesterday (January 9). Read our original story here.