Government faces new legal challenge over plans to speed up fracking

Published: 4/11/2018
Government faces new legal challenge over plans to speed up fracking
Source: WWW.THEGUARDIAN.COM

Opponents say revised definition of fracking will allow energy firms to bypass planning rules The government is facing a fresh legal challenge to its proposals to fast-track new fracking sites by loosening planning regulations. Ministers said this summer they would drop the requirement for shale gas wells to obtain planning permission by designating fracking sites as national infrastructure projec

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