Police prepare to remove a protester from the top of a vehicle waiting to enter an exploratory drill site for fracking in Manchester, England. Photo: AP

Britain makes surprise U-turn by calling halt to fracking just weeks before national polls

  • Country had been looking to controversial method of unlocking oil and gas from underground as a way of securing its future energy independence
  • But environmental issues are expected to feature prominently when Britain heads to the ballot box in December
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Police prepare to remove a protester from the top of a vehicle waiting to enter an exploratory drill site for fracking in Manchester, England. Photo: AP
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