Rebecca Evans, Welsh Labour's prospective candidate for Gower, has welcomed a decision by the Welsh Government to extend its fracking moratorium to include underground coal gasification.
This decision is in line with the Labour Welsh Government's the 2015 Direction which prevents local planning authorities from approving developments involving the onshore exploration of shale oil or gas using unconventional extraction techniques.
Rebecca Evans said: "The Conservatives in Westminster promised to be the greenest Government ever, but the reality could not be further from that.
"Gower's Tory MP, Byron Davies, waxes lyrical locally about the AONB, and then heads off to London to vote to frack under Areas of Outstanding National Beauty.
"Welsh Labour, on the other hand, has set out a clear energy policy which includes support for a mix of renewable, green, sustainable energy production, and is working to move us to a low carbon economy."
The Welsh Government has achieved international acclaim for its work on sustainability. The Director for Sustainable Development at the United Nations has said: "We hope that what Wales is doing today the world will do tomorrow. Action, more than words, is the hope for our current and future generations.”
This new direction will apply to any relevant application for planning permission registered as valid on or after 25th March 2016.
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