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Fracking 'should resume'

A controversial gas drilling technique which was stopped after triggering earthquakes near Blackpool is likely to be re-started - but with rigorous controls.

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Environmental group: Fracking report too narrow in scope

Andy Atkins, Executive Director of the environmental charity Friends of the Earth, has told The Guardian that the government-commissioned report into fracking was too narrow in its scope as it only addressed earthquakes:

We don't need earth tremor-causing fracking to meet our power needs – we need a seismic shift in energy policy. There should be a full scientific assessment of all the impacts of fracking – a short consultation on one of the problems is completely inadequate.

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