MPs Demand Fracking Ban, Chancellor Osborne Defiant – 26 January 2015

RT logoFracking must be stopped in the UK because it is “incompatible” with climate change targets and could increase the risk of environmental damage to public health, a group of MPs have warned.

The results of the cross-party Environmental Audit Committee coincide with the revelation of a secretletter from Chancellor George Osborne asking members of the committee to press ahead with fracking plans “as a personal priority.”

The report published today claims that if the UK is to meet the global temperature cap of 2 degrees, only a “small fraction” of the available shale resources could be harnessed.

They also warn that fracking could cause a significant risk to public health, claiming “considerable uncertainties remain about the hazards fracking poses to groundwater quality, air quality, health and biodiversity.”

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