But the Tory track record is pro-fracking.
In coalition government with the Lib Dems David Cameron gave fracking the green-light.
In December 2013 the ConDems ignored opposition and serious concerns about the safety of fracking especially in such a small country as England and the rest of the UK.
Two small earthquakes in Blackpool were blamed on early fracking attempts. The program was halted until a thorough assessment was made. It is doubtful that the suspect means of reaching gas is any safer but the government were keen to press ahead and still are.
Perhaps there is money to be made by said Ministers or their financial supporters?
In 2012 they tried to sell the controversial method of extracting gas by insisting that energy bills will be so much more expensive if we do not go ahead with the scheme. The price of gas and electric does rise regularly but whether fracking is worth the environmental risk is not proven. In the last year prices to consumers have bucked the trend and reduced slightly.
In January 2014 PM Cameron and his ministers tried different means to push the case for fracking. In the face of widescale opposition from residents the government began considering loosening trespass laws to make it easier for the frackers; a change that would allow fracking companies to access your property without your permission; not so much your property as underneath it.
Previously energy companies in the UK must ask permission to access beneath your property. If you refuse they can seek a legal resolution but that takes time and costs money.
A Whitehall source told the Daily Telegraph in 2014: "All options are on the table. It would be difficult to implement a regime that removed any kind of compensation. You could change the rules so you have a de facto right, but then you have to pay. The compensation could be less than £100."
Months later in 2014 the House of Lords weighed into the fracking debate. A House of Lords committee urged changes in the law to fast-track fracking and ensure property owners cannot delay drilling under their land. Will the same Lords and Ladies put their money where their mouth is and begin the process by fracking under all royal palaces in the UK, the Houses of Parliament and MPs and Lords own homes in order to lead by example?
When you have members of the House of Lords such as Lord Howell of Guildford, Essex, in the south of England, you know the answer to that one.
In 2013 Howell said in the House:
His words shocked the House and he was forced to quickly apologise. "Environmental campaigners called the declaration "jaw-dropping" and Labour claimed it was further proof that the Tories are "out of touch" with ordinary Britons."
When you see or hear the words fast-track in politics it is usually bad news. Across the Pond in June "The US Senate approved on Monday a “fast track” to negotiate and vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement, but the “fast track” still needs to be approved by the House of Representatives."
What you can do
If you oppose fast-track fracking in the UK email the fracking consultation using this 38 Degrees link
Sources and related reading
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Lord Howell apologises for frack in desolate north of England comment