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Is it right for the UK to restart fracking?

May 24th, 2016

Episode 978 of 1275 episodes

The first fracking operation in England since a ban was lifted in 2012 has been approved. The natural gas company, Third Energy, will drill at a site near the village of Kirby Misperton. Craig Bennett, chief executive of Friends of the Earth, and Ken Cronin, chief executive of UK Onshore Oil and Gas, debate the decision. (Image: Protestors in North Yorkshire against fracking. Credit: PA)

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