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35 at fracking protest

Around 35 campaigners have protested against fracking in Wales outside the Senedd. They are angry that the Chancellor signalled support for shale gas extraction in his Budget last month.

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Chancellor's Budget support for fracking

Frack-Free Wales' plans for today's demonstration began after the Chancellor signalled the UK Government's support for fracking in last month's Budget.

I also want Britain to tap into new sources of low cost energy like shale gas.

So I am introducing a generous new tax regime, including a shale gas field allowance, to promote early investment.

And by the summer, new planning guidance will be available alongside specific proposals to allow local communities to benefit.

Shale gas is part of the future. And we will make it happen.

– George Osborne, Chancellor, in his Budget speech

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