UK fracking ruling due to be announced by government

UK fracking ruling due to be announced by government
 

The government is due later to reveal whether it backs fracking plans, in a landmark ruling for the UK shale gas industry.
Communities Secretary Sajid Javid is deciding on a planning appeal by firm Cuadrilla to test frack in Lancashire.
His backing would enable shale rock to be fracked horizontally for the first time, in a bid to yield more gas.
But, protesters say it uses techniques that risk the environment because of the chemicals and pressure used.
Lancashire County Council refused permission to extract shale gas at two sites - Roseacre and Preston New Road - last year on grounds of... read more

 
6 October 2016 in Regional, Views: 46
Source: BBC
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