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RSPB objects to fracking proposals

17 August 2013 Last updated at 07:21 BST

The RSPB has lodged objections to proposals to drill for shale gas and oil in Lancashire and West Sussex.

It says regulations are inadequate to ensure water, landscapes and wildlife are protected, but Cuadrilla, which is exploring the sites, says its activities will not harm birds or other wildlife.

Roger Harrabin reports.