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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