"Rishi Sunak Will Keep Ban On Fracking In UK, No 10 Confirms"

"PM said he stood by Tories’ 2019 manifesto policy when asked in Commons, in rebuff to Liz Truss".

"Fracking will in effect remain banned under Rishi Sunak’s government, his spokesperson confirmed on Wednesday, saying the new prime minister was committed to the policy in the 2019 manifesto.

The confirmation came after the prime minister told the Commons that he “stands by” the manifesto, which put a moratorium on shale gas extraction.

The decision is another rebuff to policies launched under Liz Truss, as well as full rewriting of her fiscal plans. Under Truss’s short-lived government, she lifted the moratorium amid significant divisions in the parliamentary party."

Jessica Elgot and Helena Horton report for the Guardian October 26, 2022.


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Source: Guardian, 10/27/2022