UK information watchdog orders full fracking report

By Kasia Patel
Published: Thursday, 18 June 2015

Following the publication of a heavily edited report on the effects of fracking on the rural economy, the UK Department for Food, Environmental and Rural Affairs has been ordered to reprint the report in full. Though the government has a month to issue the information, environmental activists Greenpeace are pushing for the report to be available ahead of a decision next week by Lancashire council on Cuadrilla's fracking applications in the UK.

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), an independent authority promoting openness of information in the public interest, has ordered the government to publish in full a previously released edited report on the impacts of hydraulic fracturing (fracking).

In information made public today, the ICO determined that information was...

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