A parliamentary bill to limit earthquakes caused by fracking has passed its first stage unopposed today.
Two scientists have said the rules on fracking-induced earth tremors could be relaxed with little risk to people.
The government’s new shale regulator, announced last spring, has three members of staff, at a cost of £75,000, operates “virtually” and has no powers, the energy minister has said.
Neighbours of Cuadrilla’s shale gas site in Lancashire are living in an “information vacuum”, campaigners said today after an apparent pause in fracking for three weeks.
A former energy secretary has urged the government to uphold the safety rules he introduced six years ago on fracking-induced earth tremors.
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The government’s rejection of Cuadrilla’s call for a relaxation of rules on earthquakes caused by fracking has been welcomed tonight by campaigners in Lancashire.
The energy minister who promotes economic benefits of shale gas has not visited a site, she said this week. She also appears to have back-tracked on hints that she might relax rules on earthquakes induced by fracking.