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‘Fracking’ earthquakes research

A new study says tremors caused by the controversial fracking gas extraction process are so usually so small they cannot be felt on the surface

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Cuadrilla - 'the water supply is safe'

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.

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