UK: Fracking Will Meet Resistance from Southern Nimbys, Minister Warns

Guardian: The energy minister Michael Fallon has warned privately that fracking might soon face fierce resistance from the middle classes in Conservative heartlands as he heralded further exploration across swaths of southern England. Fallon, a strong supporter of shale gas extraction, told a private meeting in Westminster: "We are going to see how thick their rectory walls are, whether they like the flaring at the end of the drive." Fallon, who is MP for Sevenoaks in Kent, said exploratory studies for......

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