Jacob Rees-Mogg says fracking must be allowed to cause BIGGER earthquakes

Fracking firms will be permitted to cause bigger earthquakes in a bid to kickstart gas extraction – as the moratorium was lifted in England today.

Jacob Rees-Mogg made clear the limit of 0.5 on the Richter scale will be eased, admitting that otherwise no mining would take place.

The Business Secretary has confirmed the axing of the temporary ban, arguing the move will help bolster energy security following Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.  

However, Liz Truss has stressed that any projects will require local support – with suggestions that local residents could get discounts on their energy bills in return for agreeing.  

The 2019 Conservative manifesto pledged not to lift England’s moratorium unless fracking was scientifically proven to be safe amid concerns over earthquakes.

The government said today that a long-awaited British Geological Survey review had concluded more evidence was needed – and that required more drilling. 

The technology has been championed by Mr Rees-Mogg,…

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