WinACC's view on fracking

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Fracking (shale gas)

WinACC’s Science and Technology Advisory Panel has deep concerns at the potential exploration for, and exploitation of, shale gas in Hampshire, colloquially referred to as “fracking”.

All the evidence, and experience elsewhere, shows that shale gas developments in Hampshire would increase emissions, as well as damaging Hampshire’s environment in the broadest sense. We have seen no evidence that it would be in the local, national or even the global interest.

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