Cuadrilla Shale Fracking Plant

Engineers on the drilling platform of the Cuadrilla shale fracking facility on October 7, 2012 in Preston, England.

PRESTON, LANCASHIRE – OCTOBER 07: The controversial method of extracting gas by pumping high pressure water and chemicals into shale formations deep underground has been blamed for two minor earthquakes in the surrounding region. Environmental campaigners are calling for a halt to the drilling of what Cuadrilla believe could be significant reserves of natural gas. (

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