Government’s Pro-Fracking Planning Policy Ruled Unlawful

Source: Desmog UK

 

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A failure to recognise the latest science around the negative climate impacts of fracking means the government may now have to revise some parts of its national planning policy.

A judge has ruled that the government failed to consider scientific evidence presented by campaign group Talk Fracking when revising the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). This is despite such evidence having “a direct bearing upon a key element of the evidence base for the proposed policy and its relationship to climate change effects”, the judge said.

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