Fracking revenue share defended

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Handing local communities 1% of the revenue from shale gas wells is a "good level" of compensation, Downing Street insisted in response to demands from town hall leaders for a significantly higher share.

Prime Minister David Cameron has vocally championed the need for the UK to press ahead with exploiting the controversial energy-extraction technique in the face of escalating protests.
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