Government reneges on pledge to protect SSSIs from fracking

The government has reignited controversy over shale gas exploration in protected areas by failing to put forward all of the protective measures previously promised

by Simon Roach
Slapton Ley in Devon, the largest freshwater lake in the south west of England, is an SSSI (photograph: Andrew Roland/123RF)
Slapton Ley in Devon, the largest freshwater lake in the south west of England, is an SSSI (photograph: Andrew Roland/123RF)

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