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The issues

CPRE’s primary concerns with fracking are with the way it industrialises our celebrated landscapes and the way the Government is enforcing its pro-fracking policy to undermine local democracy and our planning system.

In March 2018, the government announced proposals to fast-track fracking by allowing applications for exploratory drilling to skip through the normal stages of the planning system.

Fracking (or hydraulic fracturing) refers to the method used to extract gas or oil from shale rock by injecting large volumes of water containing a number of additives. This includes sand and lubricating fluids into the rock under high pressure.

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