Campaign group begins legal challenge to government planning policy on fracking

The anti-shale gas group, Talk Fracking, has taken the first step in what could be a court challenge to government policy.

 

The group, led by the fashion designer, Dame Vivienne Westwood and her son Joe Corre, has sent a legal letter to the Local Government Secretary, James Brokenshire. It argues that Mr Brokenshire acted unlawfully over changes to fracking planning policy

 

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FRACKING IN HISTORIC MINING AREAS: A RISKY BUSINESS

 

Professor Styles’s evidence raised concerns on the lack of scrutiny within the government upon granting permission for exploratory fracking works to go ahead with so many unresolved issues, putting communities at risk with no accountability to rely on, other than the sketchy self-regulation that is clearly happening.

He stated:

“To date, it does not appear that any proper industry or government due diligence has taken place with regards to fault lines mapped.”

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Solar and Wind Energy Aren’t About Cheap – They’re About Saving the Environment

It’s been obvious for decades that depending on conventional power must end. Nuclear generation is no exception. This article in Forbes Magazine – If Solar And Wind Are So Cheap, Why Are They Making Electricity So Expensive? by Michael Shellenberger – leaves critically important information out in the cold. The most glaring omission is his failure to disclose his advocacy on behalf of nuclear power

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