UK House of commons Environmental Audit Committee calls for moratorium on fracking

Jan 28, 2015 Comments Off on UK House of commons Environmental Audit Committee calls for moratorium on fracking by

The UK House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee has just come out with a report on the environmental risks of fracking which makes it clear that committee members, who represent a cross-section of the British political parties, have serious doubts about the safety of fracking. The report states that “a moratorium on the extraction of unconventional gas through fracking is needed to avoid both the inconsistency with our climate change obligations and to allow the uncertainty surrounding environmental risks to be fully resolved.”

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Caroline Whyte has been involved with Feasta since 2002. She studied ecological economics at Mälardalen University in Sweden, writing a masters thesis on the relationship between central banking and sustainability. She contributed to Feasta's books Fleeing Vesuvius and Sharing for Survival. Along with four other Feasta climate group members she helped to launch the CapGlobalCarbon initative at the COP-21 summit in Paris in December 2015. In February 2017 she participated in the World Basic Income conference in Manchester, discussing the potential for climate action to contribute to reducing poverty and inequality worldwide. She lives in central France, from where she edits the Feasta website.

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