Fracking at the UK’s only active shale gas site has been suspended after the largest earthquake since the process started in October. The tremor with a magnitude of 1.5 was measured by the British Geological Survey at Cuadrilla’s fracking site near Blackpool, Lancashire, earlier. The previous largest quake at the site in Little Plumpton was 1.1. Cuadrilla said fracking had stopped but according to research the impact would have been “like dropping a melon”.
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Labour’s Barry Gardiner has accused the Energy and Clean Growth Minister of misleading Parliament over shale gas industry meeting that she ‘dropped in on’ The government has been forced into an apparent climbdown over a summer meeting between Claire Perry and fracking industry executives, after the Energy and Clean Growth Minister was accused of misleading MPs for failing to declare the two-hour “roundtable” on the public record. Perry attended a meeting at the BEIS offices on May 21 in Westminster, which was also attended by representatives from shale industry trade body UKOOG and a raft of companies in the fracking and oil industries, including Cuadrilla, Ineos, iGas, Third Energy, BP, and others.
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