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JohnB



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:42 pm    Post subject: Fracking Up The Mendips Reply with quote

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Work is under way to test if a controversial method of extracting gas could be used on the Mendip Hills.

Environmental campaigners have said the process, called fracking, is dangerous.

One of the firms behind the plans, UK Methane, said the process was "strictly governed" and it would not be allowed to do anything that was not safe.

The company said that there was "potential" and it will be applying for permission to test drill. It added the extraction could create jobs.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-13748284
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The government has this week dismissed the immediate prospects for extracting shale gas from offshore geological formations, despite calls from MPs for it to explore its viability.

http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2097159/government-steams-ahead-shale-gas-plans
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