Environmental Risks from Shale Gas Development

Shale gas development has been in the news recently and a great deal of hot air has been expended upon the virtues and disadvantages of the initiatives. It is clear that many folk have no idea of the actual process involved and its varying risks. The Worldwatch Institute has produced a plain language briefing document called “Beneath the Surface: A Survey of Environmental Risks from Shale Gas Development.” This informative document is very useful and easy to understand and will help the lay person to understand the fundamentals of the debate that needs to be had on the extraction of shale gas. The publication can be downloaded by going to:-  http://www.worldwatch.org/system/files/BP1.pdf