Conservative MPs in shale gas areas have reacted angrily to the announcement by Jacob Rees-Mogg, that the moratorium on fracking had been lifted.
Government says people living near fracking sites should tolerate more risk and disturbance in the national interest
The UK government formally lifted the moratorium on fracking in England this morning.
The constituencies of senior members of the cabinet will be untouched by fracking. But key red wall seats taken by the Conservatives from Labour in 2019, often with small majorities, are in shale gas areas.
DrillOrDrop is compiling reaction to the government’s announcement that it will lift the moratorium on fracking in England.
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Both Conservative leadership contenders have said they’re in favour of fracking if it has local support – but so far neither have explained how this would be measured or proved.
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