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The Medact Report: Health & Fracking - The Impacts & Opportunity Costs 2015


Executive summary
Background: “The United Kingdom (UK) is presently set to expand ‘hydraulic fracturing’ of shale formations (‘fracking’) as a means of extracting unconventional gas. Proponents of fracking have argued that it can be conducted safely and will bring benefits in the form of: a) energy that is cleaner in climate terms than coal and oil; b) greater energy security; c) lower energy prices; d) more energy diversity and competition; and e) local employment and economic development. However, fracking has proven to be controversial and there are serious concerns about its safety and impact on the environment…”

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Concerned Health Professionals of New York:
Compendium of Scientific, Medical, & Media Findings Demonstrating Risks & Harms of Fracking (Unconventional Gas & Oil Extraction)
3rd Ed. October 14, 2015


The Compendium is a fully referenced compilation of the significant body of scientific, medical, and journalistic findings demonstrating risks and harms of fracking. Organized to be accessible to public officials, researchers, journalists, and the public at large, the Compendium succinctly summarizes key studies and other findings relevant to the ongoing public debate about unconventional methods of oil and gas extraction. The Compendium should be used by readers to grasp the scope of the information about both public health and safety concerns and the economic realities of fracking that frame these concerns. The reader who wants to delve deeper can consult the reviews, studies, and articles referenced. In addition, the Compendium is complemented by a fully searchable, near-exhaustive citation database of peer-reviewed journal articles pertaining to shale gas and oil extraction, housed at the PSE Healthy Energy scientific literature database.*
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Professor Kevin Anderson (PhD, CEng, FIMechE) Chair of Energy and Climate Change,School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering University of Manchester Deputy Director of the Tyndall Centre for climate change research
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Leaked Letter from the Secretary Of State for The department of Energy and Climate Change, Communities & Local Government and Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in correspondence with The Chancellors of The Exchequer.

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