Lancashire’s fracking victory was even greater than we knew

The anti-fracking movement scored a great victory when Lancashire councillors refused planning permission for two fracking wells, writes Damien Short. But dig deeper and the triumph was all the greater, as it overcame not just Cuadrilla, but a morass of pro-fracking bias and legal and scientific misrepresentation from those meant to be providing impartial advice.

Dr Damien Short is director of the Human Rights Consortium at the School of Advanced Study, University of London.

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