Weakened fracking law rushed through parliament

Recent environmental protection amendments to the Infrastructure Bill on fracking were “significantly weakened” just before the law was given royal assent

by Simon Roach
Fracking can now go ahead under protected areas, including natural parks, by drilling horizontally from adjacent sites (photograph: bizoon/123RF)
Fracking can now go ahead under protected areas, including natural parks, by drilling horizontally from adjacent sites (photograph: bizoon/123RF)

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