Fracking Set to be Banned from 40% of England's Shale Areas

Damian Carrington and Xaquín GV

The Guardian, February 2, 2015

anti fracking demo londonGuardian analysis reveals new rules agreed by government will make huge swath of protected areas off limits for shale gas exploration

Fracking is set to be banned on two-fifths of the land in England being offered for shale gas exploration by the government, according to a Guardian analysis.

Such a wide-ranging ban would be a significant blow to the UK’s embryonic fracking industry, which David Cameron and George Osborne have enthusiastically backed.

Photo: ‘London January 26 2015 012 Anti-Fracking Demo Parliament‘ by DAVID HOLT under the license CC BY-SA 2.0

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