Responding to the new
memorandum of understanding between Water UK and the fracking industry,
Greenpeace Energy Spokesperson Anna Jones said:
“This agreement acknowledges that fracking
will impact and affect the UK’s water resources and environment.
"Water is a key concern for people in
areas where drilling is proposed, particularly among farmers, who're worried
for their livestock. A voluntary agreement between Water UK and its major new
client is unlikely to alleviate these concerns.
“You will never regulate away the risks of
fracking. As Bloomberg New Energy Finance's CEO said earlier this month -
'there will be accidents; there will be failures'."