UK council approves fracking. A council has granted the first fracking license to be issued in England for five years, but environmental groups are vowing to fight on against the use of the technology.
Fracking was approved near the village of Kirby Misperton, 250 miles (400 kilometers) north of London, despite opposition to the controversial gas extraction technique.
Groups including Friends of the Earth said in a joint declaration Tuesday they will continue to fight to protect “our beautiful countryside” from fracking.
Activist Simon Bowens called the decision “an absolute travesty” and said the battle to prevent fracking is not over. Various appeals are being studied.
Licenses had been stalled because fracking had been judged the likely cause of minor earthquakes in England. Also UK council approves fracking because it helps fight for their country.
Earlier license applications had been rejected. The United Kingdom is a unitary parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy. The monarch is Queen Elizabeth II, who has reigned since 1952, making her the world’s longest-serving current head of state