United Kingdom: Fears fracking could be “fast tracked”

Telegraph: The Growth and Infrastructure Bill, currently going through the House of Lords, could allow exploration for shale gas to be considered as of "national significance', meaning the Government can override local authorities to grant planning permission. The National Trust, Campaign to Protect Rural England, Friends of the Earth, the Town & Country Planning Association, Wildlife Trusts and Greenpeace have joined up to fight the change in the law. Baroness Young of Old Scone, an independent peer,......

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