Are the frackers in full retreat?

By Geoffrey Lean

Fracking, so recently seen as solving our national energy crisis, will unexpectedly fight for its future in Britain next week. On Wednesday, Lancashire councillors will decide whether to endorse a surprise recommendation from their officials to prohibit the first shale gas wells in years. And two days earlier MPs from four parties will force votes on temporarily banning the practice altogether.


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