A new report for The Coop warns that the full environmental impact of Shale Gas Drilling needs to be fully assessed before any more projects are approved.
There is growing concern over the contreversial technique used - Fracking where the rock is fractured using chemicals.In The US Texas have become the first state to pass a law requiring companies to disclose which of up to 600 substances they use in fracking. Growing disquiet has forced Texas Governor - Rick Perry to act after companies constantly refused to disclose the information. In New york State contamination of water supplies has lead to aban on all fracking operations until the effect on their water supplies can be fully addressed.
The UK Government and Local Councils need to act now and stop all further Shale Gas
Drilling at least until all the wider environmental concerns can be exposed and addressed.
East Kent FOE