A new report by the health professionals’ charity, Medact, has concluded that fracking for shale gas poses significant risks to public health. The report, published today, calls for an immediate five-year moratorium to allow for an assessment of the effects on health and the environment.
Eighteen leading UK doctors and medical academics have called for a ban on fracking.
Increased production from US fracking operations is a major reason for the drop in oil prices, but there are warnings that the industry now faces a crisis. Kieran Cooke, of the Climate News Network, reports
A government report quoted by ministers as reassurance that fracking is safe has been criticised as inadequate and its conclusions unsubstantiated and misleading.
A quick reference guide to research studies on fracking and oil and gas extraction published during October and November 2014. Key issues include: Human rights of fracking Potential health impacts of shale exploration in Lancashire Impact of shale gas on the countryside Public attitudes Effect of environmental regulation […]
On 31st October, we asked Cuadrilla to respond to a report on the impact of shale gas extraction on public health. This had been commissioned by Lancashire County Council as part of the process to assess Cuadrilla’s applications to drill and frack at Roseacre Wood and Preston New […]
The prospect of Cuadrilla’s proposed fracking sites near Blackpool is already causing fear, anxiety, stress, sleep disturbance and depression among people living nearby, according to study for Lancashire County Council.
12th July 2014 Transcripts of this week’s parliamentary questions about fracking, shale and onshore oil and gas Nato Secretary General’s comments about Russian infiltration of anti-fracking groups Fracking in East Yorkshire and the Mendip Hills Health effects of endocrine disrupter chemicals used in fracking fluids With thanks to […]
17th June 2014 Paul Mobbs, an environmental researcher, told last night’s We Need To Talk About Fracking debate that the government was using “dodgy dossiers” to try to persuade people that fracking was safe. Ministers’ “placatory words” had “absolutely no substance whatsoever”, he said.