Wednesday, 04 September 2013 11:27
'Companies will be allowed to ‘frack’ for shale gas underneath people’s homes without telling them, if government proposals go ahead.
Shale gas firms drill straight down into the earth before redirecting their drills horizontally over a wide area to maximise the amount of gas they can collect.
The plans, which would make it easier for companies to drill for miles underground, met with fury from green campaign groups and locals in the Sussex village of Balcombe who say fracking has made their lives a misery.'
Read more: Fracking firms could drill under homes without telling the owners: Green groups' fury over horizontal drilling plans
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