Report indicates fracking could harm wildlife

Mar 13, 2014, 6:13 AM EDT
A general view of the Barton Moss gas fracking exploration facility on January 13, 2014 in Barton, England.
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Fracking has the potential to devastate wildlife habitats across the UK, says research commissioned by leading wildlife and countryside groups. The report Are We Fit to Frack? was launched by six organisations including the National Trust and the RSPB. It was reviewed by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and is supported by a cross party group of MPs. It contains proposals to limit the potential impact of fracking on the environment.
Background:
Fracking 'could harm wildlife' [BBC]
Ban fracking in national parks, says the National Trust [The Telegraph]

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