United Kingdom: MPs say cash-for-locals scheme would overcome shale gas fracking opposition

Guardian: Companies fracking for shale gas in the UK should be made to offer substantial financial incentives to people living near their sites, an influential committee of MPs has said. The energy and climate change committee said on Friday that measures such as cash payments or rebates on energy bills would be needed to overcome local opposition to shale gas drilling, which has been associated with water, ground and air pollution in the US, and which green groups say is incompatible with moving to a low-carbon......

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