The government has lifted the ban on fracking in England, despite the publication of a report (pdf) by the British Geological Survey (BGS) which was “inconclusive” and said more data was needed.
Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is a process in which high-pressure liquid is fired at shale formations to release gas.
The 2019 Conservative manifesto promised not to lift the moratorium on fracking in England unless “the science shows categorically it can be done safely.”
But on Thursday Business and Energy Secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg said it was right to lift the moratorium on fracking because the Russian invasion of Ukraine had meant Britain needed to wean itself off imported gas….
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