Shale gas and fracking: examining the evidence

Published: June 2014


Topic(s): General Environmental Health



This briefing, produced jointly by Scientists for Global Responsibility and CIEH Northern Ireland, summarises the key evidence concerning the environmental, health and wellbeing, and socio‐economic aspects of fracking for shale gas in the UK. In particular, it critically examines some of the most common industry and government claims, drawing extensively on independent academic and expert literature.

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