United Kingdom: Lib Dem president Tim Farron warns fracking could harm countryside ‘for decades’

Telegraph: In the first major attack on fracking by a leading member of the Coalition, Tim Farron, the Lib Dems' president, said he was "greatly worried' by the Government's "dash for shale gas' and that he would lobby for measures that would severely limit its potential development. Mr Farron's views clash strongly with those of Ed Davey, the Energy Secretary and a fellow Lib Dem. Mr Davey has said he is "excited' about the secure supply of energy and thousands of jobs that shale-gas extraction could create.......

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