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UK fracking allowed to resume

The government says fracking for shale gas can resume in the UK, with new controls to address the risk of small earth tremors.

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Govt calls for report on fracking and carbon emissions

Part of a fracking site in Lancashire Credit: ITV News

Ed Davey has today commissioned another report on fracking - this time to gauge the risks of increased methane emissions.

“Emissions of methane - which is a potent greenhouse gas - are already subject to control, but I am today commissioning a study of the possible impacts of shale gas development on greenhouse gas emissions and climate change," he said.

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