Fast-track fracking ‘leaves communities out of pocket’

By Jamie Hailstone | 30 September 2014

Town hall chiefs have warned that Government plans to speed up the exploration process for fracking could leave communities short-changed.

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) announced on 25 September a series of amendments to the Infrastructure Bill, which will give oil and gas companies automatic access to use underground land, but only below 300m.

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