UK government confirms plan for fracking under homes absent permission.

Guardian: “The government confirmed its intention to change trespass laws and allow fracking companies to drill under people’s homes without their permission in the Queen’s speech on Wednesday, but the measure was not included in the infrastructure bill as expected.”
“Instead, ministers will wait for the result of a 12-week consultation before moving to add the measure to legislation.
The proposal is highly controversial, being opposed by three-quarters of the public, and Greenpeace turned David Cameron’s Oxfordshire home into a “fracking site” on Wednesday morning. But ministers and the shalegas and oil industry see the move as essential to speeding up the exploitation of the resource.
Green legislation laid out for the last parliament before the 2015 general election included a right for local communities to buy into renewableenergy projects, a 5p tax on plastic bags in England and a new, but watered-down, pledge to make all new homes zero-carbon by 2016.”