UK government fast-tracks fracking in England

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By Euronews
UK government fast-tracks fracking in England

<p>The British government has announced a series of measures which would fast-track fracking applications in England.</p> <p>Ministers will be allowed to intervene on shale gas planning applications if they believe local councils are not processing them quickly enough, a decision likely to prove fractious.</p> <p>The government believes that developing shale gas is a national priority to ensure energy security, while campaigners claim they are running roughshod over local people.</p> <p>Fracking was suspended in Lancashire in 2011 after it triggered two small earthquakes.</p>