Ministers move to bolster fracking safeguards by closing ‘loophole’

The government will require operators of wells drilled before 2016 to seek a final rubber stamp before they can begin fracking

by Jamie Carpenter
Parliament: written ministerial statement aims to close consenting loophole. Photograph: Paul Moore/123RF
Parliament: written ministerial statement aims to close consenting loophole. Photograph: Paul Moore/123RF

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