CONFERENCE MOTION

MOTION FOR AUTUMN CONFERENCE 2011

The proposal:

EN704 currently reads as follows: “If sufficient supplies are available, an increased role to be sought for fuels producing less carbon dioxide, particularly natural gas.”

Part 1 – We propose that the last three words be deleted.

Given the current controversy regarding hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for shale gas and coal bed methane, we feel that it is inappropriate to be seen to encouraging such developments.

Part 2 – We propose adding the words: ” so long as there are no other significant adverse environmental consequences.”

This would give the grounds to oppose shale gas and CBM developments on the basis of the adverse consequences of fracking.

EN704 would end up reading: “If sufficient supplies are available, an increased role to be sought for fuels producing less carbon dioxide, so long as there are no other significant adverse environmental consequences.”

PROPOSED BY: Andy Chyba,

SECONDED BY: Delyth Miller
Additional signatories: Ruth Brophy & Laurie Brophy

EN704 is found within the Energy Policy: http://policy.greenparty.org.uk/en

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