UK’s fracking ban officially lifted by government
The Metro says Liz Truss’ government has lifted the ban on fracking in a hugely controversial but expected move branded as ‘a charter for earthquakes’.
Drilling for shale gas could begin in as little as six months after the Tories vowed to explore all avenues to improve energy security in the UK amid Russia’s war in Ukraine.
Business and energy secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg, who took on the post less than a month ago, said the impact of the invasion means securing domestic energy supplies is vital.
The MP suggested limits on acceptable levels of seismic activity are too restrictive.