On Friday 23rd December Adam was on BBC Somerset radio's Claire Carter show talking about why he and thousands of other councillors objected to the Government's proposal to take decision making on fracking projects away from local councils and into Government control. He argued that the Government should not bypass local democracy, and should be putting their efforts into supporting (rather than putting up barriers to) renewable energy industries instead.
Please tune in to the show https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p06q8305 from 2:00:00 and from 2:07:50. A good clip is also on the news in the Simon Parkin show at 2:20 and 2:01:45 https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p06q830v.
Please see also the Local Government Association's objection https://www.local.gov.uk/parliament/briefings-and-responses/lga-response-beis-consultation-inclusion-shale-gas-production.
How we got Mendip to oppose this sort of development in 2013 is found here https://adamboyden.mycouncillor.org.uk/2013/10/01/delight-at-mendips-cross-party-agreement-on-fracking/.
If you would like to know more please get in touch.