TO FRACK OR NOT TO FRACK – THAT IS THE QUESTION

The BBC reports today that David Cameron has put forward a proposal to local authorities that they can keep 100% of the business rates collected from shale gas scheme, bringing this highly controversial issue into the forefront of the news again.  This is a separate proposal to the mining industries pledge to give local communities £100,000 for test drilling plus a 1% share of revenue if shale gas is found.  Whatever your views on fracking, I think it is a good thing to get everyone talking about the issue, particularly as it is not a matter that is simply going to disappear. 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-25705550
 
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by Clare Greig, Chartered Legal Executive