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Fracking tax breaks unveiled

Chancellor George Osborne has unveiled tax breaks for controversial fracking in a bid to create the "most generous" regime for shale gas in the world.

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Friends of the Earth calls fracking tax break 'a disgrace'

Friends of the Earth called promising tax breaks for fracking in the current economic climate "a disgrace".

The group's head of campaigns, Andrew Pendleton, added:

Ministers should be encouraging investors to develop the nation's huge renewable energy potential.

This would create tens of thousands of jobs and wean the nation off its increasingly expensive fossil fuel dependency.

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