A new study suggests the controversial drilling technique 'fracking' is not a significant cause of large earthquakes.
The Government has given the green light for "fracking" for shale gas to resume in Lancashire.
Controversial gas technique fracking could go ahead if it is well regulated according to a new report.
A group opposed to the process of fracking to remove gas from under Lancashire has set up a camp in Tarelton.
The protest comes after Lord Browne, head of Cuadrilla Resources, the company drilling for the gas, said Lancashire could become "gas HQ" for European energy needs.
Cuadrilla's Francis Egan speaks to ITV Granada about the latest fracking research study.
Cuadrilla Resources, the company behind Lancashire’s controversial ‘fracking’ industry has put its exploration plans on hold until next year until an environmental impact assessment (EIA) takes place.
The company said the assessments are "business as normal" for Cuadrilla.
Those in favour of the controversial drilling technique say fracking is safe and could help stop us importing gas from abroad.
Those against talk about pollution to our water supplies and claim it causes small earthquakes.
Greenpeace protesters are staging an anti-fracking demonstration outside the Chancellor's constituency office in Knutsford, Cheshire.
The activists have set up a live webcam showing the mock-frack which is currently displayed on greenpeace.org.uk.
A controversial drilling technique which splits opinion now has government approval.
Those in favour say fracking is safe and could help stop us importing gas from abroad. Those against talk about pollution to our water supplies and claim it causes small earthquakes.
Cuadrilla halted drilling on the Lancashire coast last year after two earth tremors near Blackpool.
But today the Government said it could go ahead but with stricter controls than before.
Cuadrilla already has a licence to explore 12-hundred square kilometres, mainly close to Blackpool and Lytham and St Annes.
There's some hope that consumers could see a fall in their gas bills.
Ben Schofield has more.
The government has given the go-ahead for controversial gas extracting technique fracking to in Lancashire.
The company, Cuadrilla, was stopped from fracking after two tremors on the Fylde Coast.
There was concern after a documentary showed people able to light water coming from their taps.
In the US, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) investigated complaints from residents in Pavillion, Wyoming who complained that fracking was affecting their drinking water.
The firm say the technique is safe, will create jobs but won't necessarily cheapen our gas bills. Play video for more.