Fracking ban not needed in New Zealand

The process of hydraulic fracturing has been used in New Zealand since 1989.

Fracking should not be banned in New Zealand but oversight and regulation of the industry must be improved as the practice increases, the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has found.

An interim report by Commissioner Jan Wright concluded that the controversial process of hydraulic fracturing, known as "fracking", could be done safely in New Zealand if well-managed.

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