UK government calls temporary halt to all fracking in England

By William Clarke
Published: Monday, 04 November 2019

The British government has temporarily halted all fracking activity in England due to concerns over its potential to cause earthquakes.

The UK’s Business & Energy Secretary Andrea Leadsom announced a moratorium on fracking in England, after earthquakes were reported near to the United Kingdom’s only active fracking site.

The government cited a report by the UK’s Oil & Gas Authority which found it was not...

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