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
Despite environmental concerns the Government have given the green light for fracking to resume across the UK.
Fracking has cut fuel bills in half in some states in the US, so could the same thing happen here? I got my calculator out.
The process of gas extraction known as 'fracking' has revolutionised the energy market in the US. Could the same thing happen here?