In brief: BEIS to launch fracking consultation, EA revokes four abstraction licences

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Fracking protest camp
Fracking operations have attracted significant public opposition

BEIS to launch fracking consultation

A BEIS spokesperson has confirmed it will launch a controversial consultation on fracking as early as today.

In May BEIS announced it would hold an early stage consultation this summer, on the principle of whether non-hydraulic fracturing shale exploration development “should be treated as permitted development, and in particular on the circumstances in which this might be appropriate”.

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