Lookup NU author(s): Dr Ole Pedersen,
Professor Anthony Zito
This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by Sage Publications Ltd, 2018.
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This article utilises the concept of policy framing to examine regulatory choices and the contestation of such choices in the context of hydraulic fracturing in the UK. The article makes no argument about the merits of fracking in the UK context, but rather explores how the institutional choices and design serve to shape the legal reasoning, thereby defining the ability of actors outside the London government to engage with its efforts to govern. Through the lens of recent judicial decisions in which claimants have sought to challenge privileged policy frames supportive of hydraulic fracturing, the article finds that the deferential approach taken by the courts serves to reinforce privileged frames, resulting in there being little scope to challenge such frames.
Author(s): Pedersen OW, Zito A
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Environmental Law Review
Print publication date: 01/12/2018
Online publication date: 06/12/2018
Acceptance date: 23/07/2018
ISSN (print): 1461-4529
ISSN (electronic): 1740-5564
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
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