A worker is seen on the Cuadrilla drilling site in Balcombe, southern England

Cuadrilla gets UK go-ahead for shale gas in Lancashire: only the UK’s second permit

Britain’s government approved its second-ever shale gas fracking permit last week, overruling a local authority decision and boosting the country’s position as Europe’s most promising shale gas exploration ground. Communities and Local Government Minister Sajid Javid gave the go-ahead for Cuadrilla Resources to carry out hydraulic fracturing at a site in northwest England. The approval…