Government slammed for watering down fracking safety

The Infrastructure Act 2015 has set out a framework for how shale gas will be regulated in England, but last-minute changes have caused anger

by Rachel Salvidge and Isabella Kaminski
Cuadrilla has been granted environmental permits to explore for shale gas at both its Lancashire sites at Little Plumpton and Roseacre Wood (photograph: Mar Photographics/Alamy)
Cuadrilla has been granted environmental permits to explore for shale gas at both its Lancashire sites at Little Plumpton and Roseacre Wood (photograph: Mar Photographics/Alamy)

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