31 Jan '16, 12pm

Leaked letter shows government plans to force fracking on communities

The letter reveals that the government is planning to take decision-making away from local councils. Leaked fracking letter The letter was written by Energy Secretary Amber Rudd , Communities Secretary Greg Clark and Environment Secretary Liz Truss to George Osborne last July. It sets out proposals for a government shale gas strategy . The ministers say they want “a maturing shale gas production industry” within 10 years. Among the proposals to make this happen is changing who would take decisions about planning permission for shale gas production. Say "no" to fracking Fracking and planning The letter says: We are minded to bring shale within the Nationally Significant Infrastucture Planning (NSIP) regime for commercial scale projects Leaked government letter NSIP is a fast-track planning regime, designed for big pieces of kit, with decisions taken eventually by the Secret...

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