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Election 2015: Vale of Glamorgan candidates on fracking issue

Arguments about the environment have not been headline news during this election campaign so far.

In the town and country constituency of the Vale of Glamorgan though, exploring for underground gas and the fear of fracking have galvanised some areas around Cowbridge.

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a technique designed to recover gas and oil from shale rock involving a high-pressure a mixture of water, sand and chemicals.

Six of the seven election candidates met the public in a hustings held purely on the subject.

And all were united in the view that there shouldn't be any future fracking in the Vale.

Cannabis is Safer than Alcohol party candidate Steve Reed is also standing in the election and said there needs to be a debate on fracking and he would like to hear firm evidence and what experts have to say before a decision is taken in the UK and for communities like the Vale of Glamorgan.

  • 20 Apr 2015
  • From the section Wales
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