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Shale Gas Development

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 4:30 pm on 31st October 2018.

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Photo of Mark Menzies Mark Menzies Conservative, Fylde 4:30 pm, 31st October 2018

The companies concerned argue that there are substantial reserves of shale gas. The issue, and the difference between the United Kingdom and large swathes of America, is population density. We are not Dakota or rural Pennsylvania, where people can travel for hundreds of miles without seeing a farmhouse.