Energy Secretary Ed Davey
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Fracking: Energy Secretary Ed Davey on 'new controls'

The government has given the go-ahead for a firm to resume the controversial technique known as fracking to exploit gas in Lancashire.

The company, Cuadrilla, was stopped from fracking after two tremors near Blackpool.

Energy Secretary Ed Davey told the BBC that new conditions have been imposed to minimise the risk of seismic activity and environmental damage.

  • 13 Dec 2012
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