As geologists continue to disagree about the cause of the Surrey earthquakes, a local MP has urged the government to investigate any link with oil operations.
Data from Cuadrilla’s fracking site near Blackpool has confirmed that the company vented the powerful greenhouse gas, methane, while it was testing the well last month.
Update: Record-level earthquake in Newdigate, Surrey – calls for reopening of inquiry into links to oil industry
The strongest earth tremor so far in the latest swarm in the Newdigate area of Surrey was felt across southern England early this morning.
Less than a quarter of people support relaxing the rules on fracking-induced earth tremors, according to results of a new survey published today.
People living in the area of Surrey hit by earthquakes last summer felt another tremor this morning.
Opposition to fracking has risen to near record levels in the latest government public attitudes survey with a big increase in concern about earthquakes. Support for fracking fell to a joint record low.
A government adviser has been accused of “negligent failure” for refusing to revise a report on the health impacts of fracking.