Energy minister Michael Fallon said the Government would only allow exploratory drilling for oil and gas if it is "being done properly and the environment is being fully protected".
He added that Cuadrilla, the company which is carrying out exploratory drilling activities in West Sussex, had the necessary permits from the Environment Agency.
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