Tory MPs confront Jacob Rees-Mogg over decision to lift ban on fracking
Guardian, 22 Sep 2022
The business secretary faced repeated criticism from Tory MPs in the Commons over fracking, particularly over what was meant by Liz Truss's promise that drilling would only go ahead with approval from local communities.
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Rees-Mogg refused to promise that residents would get to vote on whether projects should go ahead. Instead he repeatedly said it would be up to fracking companies to come up with plans that would be welcomed by residents. He said these should involve people being compensated financially for the inconvenience they would face.
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