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31/05/2017 - The Argus - Tories will ‘override the public’ on fracking

Greg Mountain, Labour candidate in Mid Sussex, described the proposals as anti-democratic and accused the Conservatives of putting profits ahead of the environment or residents.

Greg Mountain, Labour candidate in Mid Sussex, described the proposals as anti-democratic and accused the Conservatives of putting profits ahead of the environment or residents.

He said: “Yet again the Conservatives want to override the views of local people.

“The Labour Party will ban ‘fracking’. It is inappropriate in Britain, this is not the USA.

Along with local Labour Party members I campaigned against fracking in Balcombe before other parties knew Balcombe existed.

“Voters everywhere now have the opportunity on June 8 to stop fracking, I hope they seize the chance.”

The Conservatives have also pledged to pay shale revenue from a sovereign wealth fund directly to individuals as well as for the benefit of the country at large.

Streamlining the drilling planning process has been described as a game changer for the fracking industry.

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