Guest Post by Alan Wright: Why the Wildlife Trusts oppose fracking

DRILL OR DROP?

Little egret at Lunt Lancs WT Little Egret on Lunt Meadows nature reserve, near where Aurora Resources wants to drill and frack for shale gas. Photo: Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside

The English Wildlife Trusts announced earlier this year that they opposed fracking. The Trusts said this was because they believed that shale gas extraction undermined UK efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and tackle climate change. In this guest post, Alan Wright, of  the Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside, describes how evidence on the environmental impact of fracking contributed to the decision.

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