People power has shut the doors on fracking in the UK.pp


Relentless local protests and a damning report have dealt a double blow to a fledgling fracking industry, but the companies aren’t going to go away.

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Fracking’s impact on farms left out of government assessment

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Defra has discontinued the study, and a spokesman at the Department for Energy and Climate Change (Decc) said it had not done any specific impact assessment on farming and food production because it was satisfied the risks of fracking could be managed.

Decc said it based this on the findings of two reports – but Farmers Weekly found that neither of these looked in any detail at the impact on farming businesses and food production.


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