Thursday, 7 March 2019

Legality of Fracking Planning?


Perhaps a little sanity is finally showing? The UK High Court have reportedly ruled that it is unlawful for HM Government to insist in its guidelines that concerns about 'greenhouse gas' emissions and climate change cannot be used by parties objecting to the granting permissions for fracking in their areas (https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/mar/06/high-court-rules-governments-fracking-guidelines-unlawful). It is useful that the ruling stated that the claim that fracked gas is somehow 'greener' than alternatives cannot be supported, when the only dirtier alternative of coal-fired power stations,  are in the last stages of being phased out in this country.

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