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Monthly Archives: July 2013

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Fracking guidance out…but is it earth-shattering or groundbreaking?

On 19 July the government published keenly anticipated guidance on how onshore oil and gas developments are to proceed through the planning system. Keenly anticipated because of the proposals on fracking, a controversial process involving drilling down into the earth before a high-pressure mixture of water, sand and chemicals is injected into the rock to Read More

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HS2: on track or running out of steam?

The HS2 project attracted renewed controversy last week when Lord Mandelson described the project as an “expensive mistake” and likely to damage the northern regions of England it is intended to help. Mandelson’s intervention is significant because he was closely involved in the last government’s initial launch of the scheme; his change of heart suggests Read More