What the Lancashire fracking refusals mean for future shale gas applications

What the Lancashire fracking refusals mean for future shale gas applications

Lancashire County Council's decision to refuse two fracking applications - one against officers' advice - has prompted debate over whether the current rules for determining such applications are fit for purpose.

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