Shale gas industry welcomes moves to make fracking easier

Proposals to speed up the planning process for shale gas and create a new environmental regulator for the industry will improve energy security and jobs, according to the onshore oil and gas sector, but the plans have met opposition from green groups

Fracking protest in Lancashire
Fracking protest: government has announced plans to speed up shale gas planning process

Proposals to speed up the planning process for shale gas and create a new environmental regulator for the industry will improve energy security and jobs, according to the onshore oil and gas sector, but the plans have met opposition from green groups.

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