Truss could break fracking election pledge to bypass local opposition

Exclusive: Government discussing plans to designate sites as nationally significant infrastructure projects

Liz Truss is considering designating fracking sites as nationally important infrastructure, potentially cutting out local communities and breaking a leadership election promise, the Guardian can reveal.

During her campaign to be the Conservative party leader, Truss said new sites would only go ahead with local consent. However, those familiar with discussions in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), led by Jacob Rees-Mogg, say there have been discussions about pushing through sites without local approval by designating them as nationally significant infrastructure projects (NSIPs).

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@adculley1

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Posted on: 2022-10-04 21:30

@Ninja68800202

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Posted on: 2022-10-04 21:04

@chris7ben1

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Posted on: 2022-10-04 18:34

@Peter19195280

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Posted on: 2022-10-04 17:34

@ok_okeeffe

Truss could break fracking election pledge to bypass local opposition https://t.co/3TVUJTdpel

Posted on: 2022-10-04 17:31

@MoretteThompson

RT @morespoonspls: #Truss’ #Fracking Same old #ToryCorruption & broken promises. https://t.co/TT4XRKKCcb

Posted on: 2022-10-04 17:11

@morespoonspls

#Truss’ #Fracking Same old #ToryCorruption & broken promises. https://t.co/TT4XRKKCcb

Posted on: 2022-10-04 16:46

@corrydes

RT @peterwalker99: NEW: also on fracking, govt could bypass local planning systems (and thus local consent) by designating fracking schemes…

Posted on: 2022-10-04 11:14

@MiniBannister

RT @peterwalker99: NEW: also on fracking, govt could bypass local planning systems (and thus local consent) by designating fracking schemes…

Posted on: 2022-10-03 20:54

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