Tory MPs confront Jacob Rees-Mogg over decision to lift ban on fracking

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The business secretary faced repeated criticism from Tory MPs in the Commons over fracking, particularly over what was meant by Liz Truss's promise that drilling would only go ahead with approval from local communities. Subscribe to Guardian News on YouTube ► http://bit.ly/guardianwiressub Rees-Mogg refused to promise that residents would get to vote on whether projects should go ahead. Instead he repeatedly said it would be up to fracking companies to come up with plans that would be welcomed by residents. He said these should involve people being compensated financially for the inconvenience they would face. UK politics – live updates ► https://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2022/sep/22/liz-truss-therese-coffey-gps-nhs-health-uk-politics-live#top-of-blog Fracking could affect many protected areas across England as ban is lifted ► https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/sep/22/fracking-could-impact-many-protected-areas-across-england-as-ban-is-lifted The Guardian publishes independent journalism, made possible by supporters. Contribute to The Guardian today ► https://bit.ly/3uhA7zg Sign up to the Guardian's free new daily newsletter, First Edition ► http://theguardian.com/first-edition Website ► https://www.theguardian.com Facebook ►https://www.facebook.com/theguardian Twitter ► https://twitter.com/guardian Instagram ► https://instagram.com/guardian The Guardian on YouTube: The Guardian ► https://bit.ly/guardiannewssubs Guardian Australia ► https://bit.ly/guardianaussubs Guardian Football ► https://bit.ly/gdnfootballsubs Guardian Sport ► https://bit.ly/gdnsportsubs Guardian Live ► https://bit.ly/guardianlivesubs #LizTruss #Fracking #JacobReesMogg #EnergyCrisis #EnergyPriceCap #UK
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