Scottish Government says no to UK fracking plans

Energy Live: The UK Government’s plans to remove the right of householders to object to fracking companies drilling under their homes are being opposed by Scotland. Earlier this year the UK Government proposed to grant shale oil and gas firms automatic access to land below 300 metres in a bid to speed up exploration. In return, communities would receive a one-off payment of £20,000 per well. However, Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing believes the powers on this issue should be with Scotland. He said: “The......

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