Shale gas find 'threatens' the UK environment
The discovery of huge reserves of shale gas in Lancashire has heightened fears that its extraction may pollute water sources, worsen greenhouse-gas emissions and choke off investment in renewable energy.Cuadrilla Resources, which has been exploring the potential for commercial shale gas extraction in the Fylde coast region, says that its test drilling reveals that up to two trillion cubic feet of gas
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