Fracking could be made possible on UK private land

By Emma Hughes
Published: Tuesday, 03 June 2014

While countries like the US have for years drilled for shale gas and oil to add to the global energy mix, the UK has fallen behind as rules and regulations stood in the way. However, the Queen’s speech, due to be delivered tomorrow, could change this by cutting some of that red tape.

UK tensions are running high this week as leaked media reports suggest the Queen’s speech, to be delivered on Wednesday, will outline new rules to allow hydraulic fracturing (fracking) firms to drill on private land without the owner’s permission.

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