The call to ‘Fraxit’ and six stress tests the fracking industry fails

The US Environmental Protection Agency has released a definitive study concluding that hydraulic fracturing can impact drinking water at each stage in the shale gas production process.

Do we really want to see 16,000 or more shale gas wells drilled in the British countryside carrying the same and other risks, ask Professors Peter Strachan and Alex Russell?

In the latest of’s occasional series, they assess the case for fracking in the UK against six “stress tests” and conclude that it fails in each case.

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