Seismic protections on fracking ‘could be weakened’

Energy and clean growth minister Claire Perry has suggested that regulations intended to limit the chance of shale gas fracking inducing an earthquake could be relaxed

More sites are gaining permission for shale gas drilling despite the holding back of key CCC advice on climate impacts. Photograph: Cuadrilla Resources
Cuadrilla was forced to suspend fracking for years after it induced two small earthquakes

Energy and clean growth minister Claire Perry has suggested that regulations intended to limit the chance of shale gas fracking inducing an earthquake could be relaxed.

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