Oil and gas leases to encroach on protected areas

More than a thousand square miles of English countryside is being opened to oil and gas licensing, and more areas, including protected sites, could be included in future

by Paul Hatchwell
Several AONBs including the Forest of Dean are covered in the 14th licensing round (photograph: Andrea Greco/123RF)
Several AONBs including the Forest of Dean are covered in the 14th licensing round (photograph: Andrea Greco/123RF)

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