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New laws allow for exploration and hydraulic fracturing under national parks
The United Kingdom’s Oil and Gas Authority awarded 93 new licenses to explore for oil and gas last week. Around 75% of those exploration licenses relate to shale oil and gas, which will likely require companies to use hydraulic fracturing to produce. The areas covered by the licenses include 159 blocks of land located mostly in the North East and North West of England, reports BBC.   

“We need to get shale gas moving,” said Britain’s Energy Minister Andrea Leasdsom...

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