Plans by IGas to test the flow of gas at its well at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire risk the health of people living nearby, campaigners will argue later this month.
The scale of harm from shale gas to health is uncertain, but the danger of exacerbating climate change is not, two professors of public health have warned.
A supporter and opponent of onshore fracking went head to head at Westminster yesterday in a debate on shale gas.
Health case against shale gas exploration is convincing, expert tells fracking inquiry + key health issues from Day 12
The health risks of shale gas exploration are too great to justify it going ahead, the inquiry into Cuadrilla’s fracking plans heard today.
Councillors in North Yorkshire want detailed information to be collected about the health of local people before fracking starts.
Trafford council planners are recommending approval of IGas’s proposed coal bed methane site next to the Davyhulme water treatment works.
The Energy Minister Michael Fallon has welcomed the report by Public Health England on the impact of fracking on people’s health and the environment. The report, issued yesterday, said fracking was likely to be low risk but it called for good onsite management and appropriate regulation. Mr Fallon said: “I […]