UK supports plans to classify fracking wells as "significant infrastructure"

By Kasia Patel
Published: Tuesday, 02 February 2016

The plans, which were leaked to environmental group Friends of the Earth, could list fracking wells in the UK as "nationally significant infrastructure", leading to local communities losing their say on oil and gas developments as the government attempts to speed up fracking developments in the country.

Communities in the UK could lose the right to regulate hydraulic fracturing (fracking) locally as part of Cabinet plans to grow the country’s shale oil and gas industry.