Crowd sourced legal challenge against government’s fracking policy


Paul Andrews writes
I’m challenging a Written Ministerial Statement, which radically changes how fracking will be dealt with by planning authorities and prevents local councillors from representing their communities.
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pledged of £6,000 target by 35 people

Your card will only be charged if the case meets its target of £6,000 by Sep. 06, 2018, 11 a.m.

What is this case about?

On 17th May 2018 Greg Clark, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, published a Written Ministerial Statement outlining the government’s current strategy on fracking. This statement seeks to impose an unacceptable level of government control on local planning applications and will significantly reduce the ability of democratically elected local councils to establish their own parameters for fracking in their area. I believe this is both undemocratic and illegal, and I am therefore seeking to challenge this Ministerial Statement in court through a Judicial Review.

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One Response to “Crowd sourced legal challenge against government’s fracking policy”

  1. sovereigntea says:

    The extraction of minerals and petrochemicals is receiving the most attention now. Project GASBUGGY has already been performed and Project RULISON is scheduled for September this year; these are both experiments in stimulating production of natural gas. The concept is to increase the permeability of rock strata containing the gas by means of the large scale cracking of the rock following a deep underground explosion. GASBUGGY results have been partially released: gas flow has been stimulated as expected, and contamination is low except for tritium, which, however, is also less than predicted. The main results of the experiment will, however, take some time to evaluate: the questions are whether the gas production will remain high for an economically useful period, and the radioactivity will fall to an acceptably low level as expected.


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