Unique UK Obstacles Pose Threat To Fracking's Future

Law360, New York (September 11, 2013, 5:35 PM EDT) -- As the battle over hydraulic fracturing continues to rage in Great Britain, experts say differences from the U.S. in property rights, population density and public sentiment are posing significant hurdles for the industry and leaving the future of U.K. fracking in doubt.

British government officials have expressed fervent support for shale gas exploration, earlier this summer slashing production income taxes for fracking companies from 62 percent to 30 percent in a bid to lure more energy producers to the country.

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