UK shale gas and the environment
The real environmental implications of fracking and the key sustainability challenges facing a future UK onshore shale energy industry
The key to having a good understanding of the challenges and risks of shale gas extraction is reliable information, says RPS
The potential of shale gas is huge. But there are challenges along the way finds Alex Marshall
The local amenity impacts of shale gas are potentially significant and will require careful management, reports Isabella Kaminski
Operators will need to learn from US experience and give top priority to avoiding groundwater pollution, finds Simon Evans
Earthquake risk is seen as a potential show stopper. The issues are actually quite subtle, writes Simon Inglethorpe
Home grown shale gas could benefit the economy and provide energy security. But is it reconcilable with a low-carbon future, asks Paul Hatchwell
A streamlined regulatory and planning regime for shale is being put in place but public opinion will still have the final say, reports Alex Marshall
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Belfast (City/Town) | Northern Ireland Civil Service, Department of the Environment
England, various locations | Environment Agency
Leeds | JSM Associates
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