Wednesday, 25 May 2011

UK Committee wrong to dismiss 'shale gas' worries as 'hot air'

After all of the swirling controversy around hydraulic fracturing or 'fracking' for shale gas - an energy frontier enthusiastically opened up by the gas industry in the US - citizens in the UK can rest easy on the matter. A panel of MP's in the country's parliament have looked into fracking in the UK; and the worries surrounding fracking - polluted drinking wells, spills in water course-ways, massive over use of water, greenhouse gas emissions on-par with coal and even earthquakes - are all apparently 'hot air'.

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