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Shale gas and fracking
Examining the evidence
This report, published by Scientists for Global Responsibility (SGR) and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), critically reviews current evidence across a number of issues associated with shale gas extraction by hydraulic fracturing (fracking). These include environmental and public health aspects, and socio-economic considerations. The report raises a number of important concerns, especially regarding regulation of the industry and problems related to climate change.
Following subsequent criticism by some supporters of fracking, we have also produced a rebuttal of their main points.
21 July 2014 (updated 14 August 2014)