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Ruth Hayhurst

Investigative journalist and environmental writer. Specialising in UK onshore oil and gas, fracking and the reaction to it.

Britain blocks EU legally-binding regulations on fracking – Guardian

The Guardian reported that Britain has defeated European Union attempts to set legally binding environmental regulations for the shale gas industry. According to the paper, David Cameron has led intense lobbying against the proposals, arguing that existing rules are strict enough to keep fracking safe and that new rules would delay investment and increase […]