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What is fracking? Fracking – or hydraulic fracturing – is a means of extracting natural gas from sedimentary rocks such as shale. The process involve(...)

A protest against fracking in Scotland last month. Fears that groundwater will be contaminated in shale gas drilling are “unlikely” to be realised, a major official British inquiry has said. Photograph:  Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Shale gas drilling is safe if properly run and regulated, while fears that groundwater will be contaminated are “unlikely” to be realised, a major off(...)