Greenpeace begins legal challenge to fracking in Britain

Environmental group Greenpeace started a legal challenge to shale-gas exploration in Britain, encouraging landowners to use trespass laws to block drilling.

14th October, 2013
Protesters march in Montreal against the Quebec government's exploration and exploitation of shale gas. Photo: AP

Environmental group Greenpeace started a legal challenge to shale-gas exploration in Britain, encouraging landowners to use trespass laws to block drilling.

Greenpeace said drilling horizontally under peoples land is illegal without the owner’s permission and property holders can block drilling by explicitly declaring their opposition.

Australian exploration company Tamboran Resources has an exploration licence to drill for gas in Co Fermanagh using fracking but faces huge opposition locally to its plans. Tamboran hopes...

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