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Tories back fracking in party manifesto

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The Conservatives have committed to allowing the controversial process of fracking for shale gas in Britain. However, the party manifesto makes clear there will need to be public support for such schemes, saying local people will benefit financially. Fracking has raised fears of the industrialisation of the countryside, and there are concerns it will bring online another source of fossil fuels despite the need to reduce carbon emissions. The Tory manifesto says: “We will … develop the shale industry in Britain.
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