A report relied upon by the Government in its support for shale gas extraction is to be updated.
More than 450 people have signed a petition opposing plans by the shale gas company, IGas, to test its well at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire.
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A proposal to produce oil for 20 years from a site in the South Downs National Park is likely to have significant effects on the environment, planners have concluded.
Government feared anti-fracking campaigners would use unredacted shale gas report to undermine policy
The Government resisted releasing a full version of its shale gas impacts report because it was concerned about the effect it would have on fracking decisions in Lancashire and proposed changes to the trespass law.
The government refused this morning to publish in full a redacted report on the impact of fracking on rural communities.