13 Jun '11, 8am

@IrrancaDaviesMP reissues call for @DECCgovuk to conduct full review of fracking in UK:

"There are currently no active shale gas operations in progress in the UK – the Blackpool operation is currently paused – so now is the time for the government to hold its own comprehensive review of shale gas, examining both its possible benefits and downsides using the ECC committee report as a starting point," he stated in the letter. He added that there was a lengthy list of issues the government should investigate, including the carbon footprint of shale gas operations and hydraulic fracturing, the level of local environmental impacts, and the preparedness of the Environment Agency to handle increased applications for shale gas projects across the country. "The availability of affordable gas, when combined with carbon capture technology, will be essential in the UK's transition to a low-carbon economy, and shale gas may have a role to play," he stated. "But a responsi...

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