Fracking proposals: the five things you need to know

New measures to deliver “faster and fairer” shale gas decisions have been announced by ministers. Jamie Carpenter looks at the main issues

Fracking protest camp

Concerns over loss of community input

Ministers have announced further measures to support the development of shale gas extraction in a statement laid before parliament. In a written ministerial statement published on 17 May, communities secretary James Brokenshire reiterated the government’s view that there are “substantial benefits from the safe and sustainable exploration and development of our onshore shale gas resources”. Here are five things you need to know about the plans:

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