Stuff.co.nz reports Probe into fracking announced.
I have always found the idea that fracking increases the likelihood of earthquakes quite hard to believe, however there are enough questions around the process that make this investigation a good idea.
A fracking moratorium isn't a bad idea either. NZ's economic growth is dependent on a mixed model that includes fossil fuels for the foreseeable future. However that doesn't mean we need an open door policy. Decent profits need to be combined with looking after our environment.