Government’s “spectacular U-turn” on fracking regulations

Screen Shot 2015-11-03 at 09.48.23The government has been accused of a spectacular U-turn on protection for the UK’s finest landscapes from the effects of fracking. A committee of MPs had expected to debate a ban on fracking from the surface of National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. But the Energy Minister, Andrea Leadsom, told the committee the regulations dealt only with what happened below ground.

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