Some parents are threatening to take their children out of a primary school one mile from a proposed fracking sites in the Fylde area of Lancashire if the plans are approved.
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 […]