Dame Helen Ghosh, Director-General of the National Trust, has written an open letter, published in today’s The Times, reasserting the National Trust’s commitment to renewables that work with the landscape and clarifying the organisation’s position on fracking:
“Sir, I want to reassure your readers and National Trust members that our policy has not changed – if fracking were proposed today on our land, we would say no (report, Oct 24).
“Climate change is one of the main long-term threats to the special places in our care, and we are committed to developing renewables that work in the landscape and deliver clean energy. Fracking perpetuates reliance on fossil fuels. Evidence about the impacts of fracking may change over time, but until that happens we fundamentally object to fracking on our land.”