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Strategic Environmental Assessment for Further Onshore Oil and Gas Licensing: Environmental Report

CPRE's response focuses on “unconventional” oil and gas exploration and production, notably shale gas, which is also the focus for the Strategic Environmental Assessment Report itself. We draw on CPRE’s national policy position on shale gas and our subsequent work in this area, setting out CPRE's concerns over the limited application of the precautionary principle given the major uncertainties, the insufficient environmental protection offered by the draft licensing plan, and the potential cumulative impact on the landscape and climate change effects.

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