UK government lifts controversial ban on shale gas fracking

The UK government has lifted a ban on shale gas fracking in England as energy prices rise.

The controversial process now risks key seats for the Conservative government, which is being accused of breaking its promises on climate change.

Fracking for shale gas in the United Kingdom is a controversial practice which was banned three years ago because it caused earthquakes.

“It is important that we use all available sources of fuel within this country,” UK Secretary of State for Energy Jacob Rees-Mogg said.

“It is something … that we need to revisit, and we need to revisit the seismic limits to ensure that shale gas extraction can be done in an effective and efficient way.”




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