The Government halted all onshore fracking operations in 2011 over concerns at earth tremors after fracking at the Preese Hall site in Lancashire, which were attributed to Cuadrilla’s operations there.CPRE

The Truth Behind The Dash For Gas 2014
Published on Apr 27, 2014
Documentary lifting the lid on fracking spin, investigating environmental and health issues associated with fracking in Australia, the US, and Lancashire and UK Methane's plans to drill near drinking water sources in Somerset.

Fracking Hell? - Poland's Dash for Gas
Published on Feb 27, 2013
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The "dash for gas" has gone East and the fracking multinationals have moved in to secure the sizable shale deposits lying deep in Poland's underbelly. Advocates say this will bring prosperity and jobs, but opponents cite the US experience -- where fracking has been marred by environmental and social concerns -- and fear it could be the final nail in the coffin for Poland's traditional rural communities.

Fracking explained: opportunity or danger

Published on Sep 3, 2013
Fracking explained in five minutes.

Fracking is a controversial topic. On the one side the gas drilling companies, on the other citizen opposed to this drilling method. Politicians are also divided on the matter.

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Fracking in Wiltshire and Somerset
License awarded to find oil and gas
The Government’s position
No permission needed for exploration