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The UK government has given the green light to fracking in Lancashire

The UK government just made the landmark decision to allow fracking to take place at a site in north west England. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid announced on Thursday that shale gas company Cuadrilla is allowed to drill at Preston New Road in Fylde, Lancashire, but blocked plans for fracking at another site nearby. Lancashire County Council had initially rejected planning applications from Cuadrilla for fracking projects at two locations in the borough of Fylde, citing concerns about visual impact and noise pollution.
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