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LABOUR’S call for a ban on fracking near aquifers and for other safeguards is the right one – it is basic common sense to not risk Britain’s drinking water.

While Labour’s set of proposals is a welcome break from the Government’s gung-ho pursuit of controversial fracking whatever the cost, the truth is that any fracking is highly risky for people’s health and the environment and has no place in any community.

The sooner Britain follows the lead of France, Bulgaria and, more recently, New York State, to ban fracking, the safer people will be and the quicker we can get back to the urgent challenge of stopping climate change.

Donna Hume

climate and energy campaigner

Friends of the Earth

Clapham Road

London

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