MPs reject fracking moratorium

In a rushed debate on the Infrastructure Bill the government agreed to ban fracking in national parks but MPs voted against a complete moratorium

MPs have rejected a complete moratorium on the nascent shale gas industry (photograph: bizoon/123RF)MPs have voted overwhelming to reject an amendment to the Infrastructure Bill that would put the development of the fracking industry on hold while its climate and environment impacts were resolved, but they voted in favour of tighter regulation.

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