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David Cameron urges EU to 'embrace' fracking

24 January 2014 Last updated at 11:07 GMT

Shale gas extraction through fracking can boost the economy and encourage businesses to come back to the UK, David Cameron has said.

Speaking at the World Economic Forum at Davos, Mr Cameron urged the European Union not to impose "premature regulatory burdens" on shale exploration, because investors would "quickly held elsewhere".

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