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UK government plans law to allow fracking firms to drill under homes

10:49 AM MDT | June 5, 2014 | Ian Young

The UK government has confirmed plans to change the country's trespass laws to allow shale oil and gas companies to drill under privately owned homes and land without the owners' permission. The measure is intended to speed up the exploration for shale oil and gas in the United Kingdom and was included in the queen's speech yesterday at the state opening of parliament. The speech covered the government's legislative program until the United Kingdom's next general election, in 2015. UK ministers plan to add the measure to legislation subject to the outcome of a...

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