More than half of Britain and two-thirds of England will be open to fracking despite persistent opposition from environmental groups, the government said.
The injection of high-pressure mixtures of water, sand and chemicals to extract natural gas is an "exciting prospect" that could bring "growth, jobs and energy security" to Britain, Energy Minister Michael Fallon said Tuesday.
"We have seen the enormous impact that shale gas extraction in the [United] States has had on its economy, both on household bills and industrial prices. It has had a strong impact there and it has the potential to have an impact here," he said.
TVNL Comment: Greed has no limits: profit at any cost to human life. This is the way of the tobacco companies and the other corporate interests that enrich themselves with no concern for the planet and those who live on it.