Government confirms fracking moratorium and drops proposed easing of planning rules

The government has today confirmed a moratorium on fracking in England and announced that it has ditched proposals to ease planning rules for the controversial activity, including the introduction of permitted development (PD) rights for fracking exploration schemes.

by Colin Marrs
Police guard Lancashire fracking project. Image by the Network for Police Monitoring, Flickr
Police guard Lancashire fracking project. Image by the Network for Police Monitoring, Flickr

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