Fracking: Dash for cash | The Economist

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Against fracking 01 (Photo credit: Bosc d’Anjou)

This is an excellent MUST READ, Economist lead article on fracking. Check it out!

Fracking: Dash for cash | The Economist.

Here’s what the Economist recommends:

Following long protests against wind farms, in April the rules were changed to allow local authorities to keep all the business rates paid by turbine installers. Do the same for fracking.

Personally, I worry about the effectiveness of UK local authorities, especially on the back of excessive austerity.

Let me turn this to an open question:

How do we ensure that austerity ravaged UK Local Authorities protect the interests of future generations with regard to fracking?

via Fracking: Dash for cash | The Economist.

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