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UK Government Has No Intention To Relax Fracking Rules, Letter Shows

January 14, 2019 / N/A

UK government ministers have "no intention of altering" regulations on tremors caused by fracking which have repeatedly halted work in Lancashire, it has emerged. Shale firm Cuadrilla has called for the relaxation of the rules which have forced the company to pause fracking in Lancashire on a number of occasions when seismic activity above thresholds in the "traffic light system" have occurred. But a letter from Energy & Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry, obtained through a Freedom of Information request by Greenpeace's investigative news team Unearthed, indicates the UK government is standing firm on the regulations.