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Fracking campaigners fear government will give go-ahead to shale exploration | guardian.co.uk

Campaigners fear the government is poised to give the green light to shale gas exploration in the UK in a decision due on Thursday.

Moves by the gas company Cuadrilla to exploit the unconventional gas in Lancashire were put on hold 18 months ago after the process of “fracking”, which uses high-pressure liquid to split rock and extract gas, caused two small earthquakes.

The company believes it could supply a quarter of the UK’s gas needs from the resource in Lancashire, leaving the country less reliant on foreign imports from Qatar or Russia.

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