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Shale task force calls for UK fracking

The UK needs to start fracking to establish the economic impact of shale gas, an industry-funded body has said.

The Shale Gas Task Force says only after fracking has begun will it be possible to determine how much gas can be recovered.

Speaking to the BBC, the Chairman of the task force, Lord Smith, said that shale could help cut emissions by replacing more polluting coal.

  • 15 Dec 2015
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