Official: Shale gas development in U.K. needs local support

Energy companies in the U.K. need to gain support from local communities before filing applications for permits and approvals for shale gas development if the industry wants to achieve success similar to that in the U.S., said Michael Fallon, the country's energy minister. "We want them to get on and explore, but hydraulic fracturing is new here. There's some legitimate concerns, but also a lot of myths," he said.

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