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Green Party fracking claims are 'blatant scaremongering'

Green Party claims that fracking could take place in Streatham are “blatant scaremongering” according to Lambeth Labour councillor, Imogen Walker.

A license for exploratory drilling was granted in December 2012. However, Streatham Greens fail to mention that a license for drilling remains essentially meaningless as holders must fulfil strict requirements from the Department for Energy and Climate Change, the Environment and the Health and Safety Executive.

And most importantly, the local authority – Lambeth Council has the final say and Lambeth Labour has confirmed there would be no circumstances where fracking would be allowed in Streatham, or anywhere else in the borough.

The Green Party are not being straight with the electorate. Instead of saying what they’d do to tackle the cost of living or create more affordable housing, they’re scaremongering about fracking in a bid to generate pre-election publicity.

Our position couldn’t be clearer – under Labour there will be no fracking in Streatham.

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