The UK’s shale gas commissioner is resigning after just six months, saying fracking is being throttled by rules preventing mini earthquakes. Current government rules mean fracking must be suspended every time a 0.5 magnitude tremor is detected. But Natascha Engel said this cautious approach to earth tremors had created a de facto ban on fracking. Green campaigners say fracking is deeply damaging to the environment – but Ms Engel dismissed those claims.
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