Fracking on private land to be permitted in Queen’s Speech.
On Wednesday, the Queen is to announce a “reform” of trespass laws, which will allow fracking companies to drill on and under private property without asking permission.
“… the technique, which has already been proven to cause small earthquakes in the US. A number of studies have also revealed water pollution, and the practice has also been linked to health problems, including birth defects in unborn infants in the US.”
Have we got it yet?
Cuadrilla are threatening to pull out of trying to frack the UK if trespass laws aren’t changed to facilitate their ecocidal designs on our subterranean geology.
“Ministers are bending over backwards and cutting corners to satisfy the fracking lobby’s every wish. Paying off the fracking industry’s ransom note in this way will come at a huge political cost for coalition MPs who are backing an increasingly unpopular industry offering no guarantees of ever being able to deliver.”
– Simon Clydesdale, Greenpeace UK.
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Times Paywall article: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/business/industries/naturalresources/article4105221.ece