'Fracking' method suspended in UK

Recently, the UK announced the temporary suspension of the ‘fracking’ method, which allows the extraction of shale gas from the subsoil, due to seismic shocks. The British government also stressed that it will not authorising new fracking projects, with the exception for those who prove that they do not pose risks to the territory.

According to Andrea Leadsom, Minister of Enterprise and Energy, decision was taken in accordance with the results of a report by the Petroleum and Gas (OGA) which investigated recent seismic activity in Preston New Road, Lancashire, where the technique was employed. “It is of course we cannot exclude the unacceptable consequences for the local population,” Leadsom said.

In time, it has been proven that the technique causes a large negative environmental impact. Therefore, several populations and ecologists protest against the method around the world.