United Kingdom: Fracking will meet resistance from southern nimbys, minister warns

Guardian: A warning that fracking may soon lead to fierce resistance from middle-class southern nimbys has been given by the energy minister Michael Fallon. Fallon, a strong supporter of shale gas, 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 fracking were already poised to start in the north of England and were set to spread the......

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