Government formally confirms end of fracking ban




  • In Science
  • 2022-09-22 08:19:48Z
  • By BBC
File photo dated 05/101/8 of a worker at the Cuadrilla fracking site in Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, Lancashire
File photo dated 05/101/8 of a worker at the Cuadrilla fracking site in Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, Lancashire  

The government has formally announced it is lifting the ban on fracking in a statement by Jacob Rees-Mogg.

Hydraulic fracturing - fracking - is a technique for recovering gas and oil from shale rock.

The decision comes alongside the publication of a new scientific review into the practice by the British Geological Survey (BGS).

The BGS has concluded there is still a limited understanding of the UK's shale reserves and the drilling impacts.

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