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UK fracking and oil drilling good for environment, claims climate minister

By Sandra Laville

12 Oct 2022 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

The UK's new climate minister holds the belief that fracking and drilling for new oil and gas in the North Sea is green and good for the environment. We're not making this up.

Fracking and drilling for new oil and gas in the North Sea is green and good for the environment, Liz Truss’s new climate minister said on Wednesday.

Graham Stuart insisted that awarding more than 100 licences to companies for North Sea drilling, covering almost 900 locations, and rolling out fracking across the countryside, were green policies. He told MPs on the environmental audit committee that drilling for new fossil fuels would help the UK reach net zero by 2050.

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