English fracking pause after earthquakes

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Fracking protesters outside energy firm Cuadrilla's site in Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool, England in October 2018From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Cuadrilla halts fracking in Blackpool after another series of tremors

Friends Of The Earth criticised the firm for urging for a relaxation of the regulations ‘instead of acknowledging that fracking needs to end’

ENERGY firm Cuadrilla has paused fracking in Lancashire again after more underground tremors were detected.

A series of “micro-seismic events” in Blackpool were recorded on the British Geological Survey website following hydraulic fracturing at the site at Preston New Road, Cuadrilla said.

The biggest of the tremors, which was felt in Blackpool, was 1.5 local magnitude, and is the largest recorded since drilling for shale gas began in Lancashire on October 15.

It occurred at about 11.20am, after fracking had finished for the day, according to Cuadrilla, which said in a statement that fracking will not continue for 18 hours as a result.

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