UK government lifts fracking ban for shale gas

Fracking can go ahead in the UK, the gove ment announced on Thursday, lifting a moratorium on the controversial process.

The decision comes alongside the publication of a new scientific review into the practice by the British Geological Survey (BGS).

A moratorium on fracking was put in place in 2019 following conce s over earth tremors.

But with the energy crisis worsening globally and world leaders scrambling to secure energy supplies, the question has been reopened.

The BGS has concluded there is still a limited understanding of the UK's shale reserves and the drilling impacts.

Fracking is a way of mining gas and oil from shale rock.