After an initial consultation, Britain’s Environment Agency (EA) said it is “minded to grant” privately-held energy firm Cuadrilla permits to frac during exploration for shale gas in Lancashire, England, reports the BBC.

The agency has issued a “draft decision” outlining the conditions under which they would allow fracing at the Roseacre Wood site in Lancashire. A second round of consultation begins on Monday and will run until January 6.

Cuadrilla Resources initially filed a planning application for the Roseacre Wood site back in June of...

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