Committee tries to put brakes on fracking

Hydraulic fracturing should be banned pending further investigation into its long-term impacts, says the Environmental Audit Committee. But fracking proponents say EAC's report was rushed and partisan

MPs seek a moratorium on the nascent shale gas industry (photograph: bizoon/123RF)Fracking should be put on hold because it is incompatible with the UK’s climate goals, it is unlikely to act as a bridging fuel and its impacts on health and environment are uncertain, according to a report by the environmental audit committee (EAC).

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