GMB slams Barry Gardiner speech against fracking

Posted On: 
26th September 2016

No fracking means the UK will rely on ‘henchman, hangmen and head-choppers’ for gas says GMB.

GMB, the union for energy workers, has commented on a speech by Barry Gardiner MP that called for an end to fracking in the UK.

Gary Smith, GMB Scotland Secretary, said:

"Britain needs gas. The first fracked gas from America arrives tomorrow at Grangemouth. Carting gas across oceans is not good from the environment and not good for security of supply in the UK.

Given we will need gas to heat our homes and power industry, the question is therefore where are we going to get our gas from. We are increasingly going to be dependent on regimes fronted by henchmen, hangmen and head-choppers for the gas we need. That isn't ethical and is surely an abdication of our environmental and moral responsibilities."