Read the BBC report here: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-35193788
The DCLG said: "The government considers that it is important to
obtain seismic data to inform any potential proposals for petroleum
exploration, and it would be beneficial to be able to do this early in
"Having carefully considered the views expressed in
response to consultation and the potential impacts, the government
considers that it is appropriate to proceed with this proposal."
Was this written by a (Tory ) robot? Ed.