In England, following government action, “more than 100 ‘license blocks’ – each an area of around 10km by 10km – have been handed over to fracking companies. These companies are now able to begin the process of submitting planning applications for fracking.” (http://www.foe.co.uk/news/large-new-areas-opened-fracking-risk-government)
The plan is to turn large areas previously mined for coal, and already subject to dangerous subsidence, into giant sinkholes. Yorkshire, for example, can then let’t water floood aht throough 2000 perforations. Climate Change flooding problem solved.