The government said the industry risked causing too much disruption to local communities through earth tremors.
Wasted natural gas is causing major setbacks for the oil industry, climate and the health of local communities around fracking rigs in the oil-booming region of West Texas
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The British government has issued its second-ever fracking permit to shale gas company Cuadrilla for a site in Lancashire in northwest England.
The British government has announced a series of measures which would fast-track fracking applications in England. Ministers will be allowed to