DECC & DCLG publish shale gas & oil policy paper
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August 17, 2015

The Department of Energy and Climate Change and the Department for Communities and Local Government have published a joint policy statement on shale gas and oil.

This statement outlines the departments’ wish to set out the Government’s view that there is a national need to explore and develop our shale gas and oil resources in a safe, sustainable and timely way, and the steps it is taking to support this.

Envireau Water welcomes the Government’s commitment to take forward amending permitted development rights to allow the drilling of boreholes for groundwater monitoring.

You can read the paper here.