Greenpeace urges government to release evidence before Cuadrilla decision next week
The UK’s transparency watchdog has ruled ministers must publish the full version of a heavily
redacted report into the impacts of fracking following a year-long transparency
campaign by Greenpeace UK.
The decision by the Information Commissioner
Officer was made public today, just a week before Lancashire authorities are
due to give a much anticipated verdict on two fracking applications by energy
The Department for Environment, Food, and
Rural Affairs published a version of the report last year after coming under
pressure from campaigners. But the document released to the public had 63
chunks of text missing, including on such sensitive issues as the impact of
fracking on house prices, rural businesses, and local services.