Are local authorities prepared for the legal battles over fracking?

Are local authorities prepared for the legal battles over fracking?

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It’s the hottest environmental issue for years. The government has given a clear thumbs up to shale gas exploration and has fought against tighter regulation from Europe. Applications are expected from fracking companies all across the country. Thousands of property owners and environmental campaigners are concerned about health risks, greenhouse gas emissions, groundwater pollution, nuisance and property damage.

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Councils are being encouraged to support the fracking revolution.

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