19 November 2013
"The protestors who've set up camp in Salford certainly have my support" says North West Green Party European election candidate Peter Cranie, "and they have the support of many Salford residents who are worried about what drilling will mean for their community.
"The Green Party is the only political party to oppose fracking, with election candidates standing on the platform of 'Stop Fracking Now' in areas such as Blackpool.
"In the protests at Balcombe our MP, Caroline Lucas, was arrested for voicing her strong opposition to this dash for gas which favours corporate profits at the expense of local people.
"Fracking for shale gas seriously undermines efforts to tackle the climate crisis. Indeed if we’re serious about meeting our climate change obligations we should be directing more money towards community owned renewables, rather than giving tax breaks to corporations wanting to frack on our greenbelt. If shale gas is discovered in this area I very much hope that Salford and Trafford councils will refuse planning permission and leave it in the ground, where it belongs."
Gina Dowding was the Green Party Member of the European Parliament for the North West of England. She achieved much for the North West in the short time between July 2019 and February 2020. Gina is now chair of the North West Green party. Three of Gina's reports are listed below.
Click here to view what a Green New Deal for the North West would mean.
Click here to view how a sustainable transport system can help put the Green New Deal into action.
Click here to view what's on the horizon for UK Science, Research & Innovation.
Click here to visit Gina's website for more news about her important work.