Unpopular plans for fracking seal Truss’ fate

Press release
The Prime Minister unveiled plans to lift the moratorium on fracking last month
  Published:  20 Oct 2022    |      1 minute read

Reacting to Liz Truss’ resignation as Prime Minister following tumultuous scenes in the House of Commons last night, where MPs convened on a motion to allow a vote on fracking in England, Dave Timms, head of political affairs at Friends of the Earth, said:

“There were many factors to Liz Truss’ downfall, but the vote on fracking that descended into chaos, accusations of bullying and MPs defying a three-line whip in Parliament, could certainly be seen as the final nail in the coffin.

“Truss’ government was completely out of touch with the vast majority of people in the UK, who care about the climate, want to protect our environment and expect action. Many of her MPs recognised her policies were at odds with people’s concerns and priorities.

“Future Prime Ministers beware. Attempting to revive fracking, and the massive assault on environmental protection and the planning system that became known as the attack on nature, are sure-fire ways to cement a short tenure at the top. Now the only thing that’s fracked is Truss’ career.”