Measures to prevent seismic activity 'strengthened'

Energy Secretary Ed Davey said that the regime regulating fracking in the UK is to be "strengthened" in the following ways:

  • Before drilling starts, there must be a review to assess seismic risk and the existence of faults.
  • A fracking plan must be submitted to DECC showing how seismic risks will be addressed
  • Seismic monitoring must be carried out before, during and after frackin