Cuadrilla calls for new approach to fracking earthquake rules

Cuadrilla called today for changes to the regulations on seismicity induced by fracking to take account of ground vibration.

The company has said current regulation, called the traffic light system, makes shale gas commercially unviable. It is based on the magnitude of tremors and requires fracking to pause if it induces seismicity measuring 0.5ML or above.

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