Commenting on today’s Times article on fracking, a National Trust spokesman said:
“Shale gas is a fossil fuel which may prove a fool’s gold and distract attention from a shift to renewables.
“The environmental and visual impacts are also unproven, and this is what concerns many people. We want to see more evidence on what this impact will be.
“Our position is a presumption against fracking on our land. “It doesn’t mean that in time that won’t change – if the environmental and visual impacts are negligible and it is part of a strategy to move to a low carbon economy.”
Our full position statement on fracking can be found here.