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First ‘Fracking’ Project in Scotland Given Go-Ahead

by Sarah Swain, The Herald.

Plans to begin drilling for gas using a controversial method that was blamed for an earthquake in a seaside resort has been given the green light in Scotland for the first time.

The process of fracking led to tremors in Blackpool and along parts of the Lancashire coast after it dislodged geological layers in the Earth’s crust.

Now an energy firm has been granted a licence by the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) to extract gas trapped in coal near the mining village of Canonbie in Dumfries and Galloway.

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