United Kingdom: Labour seeks fracking restrictions to protect drinking water

Blue and Green: The Labour Party is seeking to ban fracking for shale gas on land that collects Britain’s drinking water in proposed amendments to the government’s infrastructure bill. A campaign group has said such a move is “basic common sense”. Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is gradually becoming more widespread in the UK although the method of extracting shale gas remains controversial. Those supporting fracking claim it can be used as a transition fuel towards a low-carbon economy and that with the......

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