The Co-operative calls for moratorium on shale gas extraction in the UK

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The Co-operative is calling on government to impose an immediate moratorium on the extraction of natural gas from the UK’s shale formations until all the ecological implications are fully understood.

That is the conclusion of a carefully considered report, ‘Shale gas: a provisional assessment of climate change and environmental impacts’ [pdf], commissioned and issued on January 17th by The Co-operative to coincide with the UK premiere of the award winning film, Gasland, which shows the astonishing implications of shale gas extraction in the United States.