In what is being seen as a test case for fracking in national parks, Andrew Tyrie, chairman of the Treasury Select Committee, has made it clear he is likely to oppose plans to drill in Fernhurst, a village in the South Downs National Park in West Sussex.
He was filmed expressing support for fracking as part of an undercover investigation by Greenpeace last year.
Frack Free Fernhurst, Greenpeace UK
It has to be said that if we all looked after our own back yards, we might be in a much better collective situation. Doesn't quite apply to this apparent hypocrisy on the part of someone who also has the power to influence other communities negatively.
We are NOMPS - NOT ON MY PLANET!
From the article:
A senior Tory MP who has previously voiced strong support for fracking has said he is "very unlikely" to back an application to drill on land in his own constituency.
“I think it is very unlikely that I would find a planning application acceptable in such an environmentally sensitive area, particularly since it would also be very close to a village of 3,000 inhabitants.”