INFRASTRUCTURE BILL : "Frack" redefinition makes any regulation useless

Alarming news from the wonderful Ruth Hayhurst at : in the final version of the Infrastructure Bill the definition of a 'frack' has been rewritten - it now only applies to fracturing operations that use 10,000 cubic metres of water or more. Anything less is not covered by the (already weak) regulation.

Balcombe residents calculated that 10,000 cubic metres is equivalent to 333 of the largest tankers allowed on British roads. This would only be to transport water to the site - another estimated 167 would be required to take the wastewater away.

More details can be found in the article here.