British authorities said Monday they were working to examine the potential vulnerability to groundwater supplies from onshore oil and gas activity. The British Geological Survey and the nation’s Environment Agency said they were working on a consistent way to examine potential contamination. “The U.K. oil and gas industry is one of the most regulated in the world and so risks to groundwater are already covered in U.K. law,” they said in a joint statement. “This new vulnerability assessment will ensure that the UK continues to put safety first when investigating new energy sources.” U.K. Oil & Gas Investments is targeting oil reserves in the Kimmeridge limestone formation, about three miles away from Gatwick Airport, earning it the nickname Gatwick Gusher. Preliminary estimates made by […]