Fracking in Europe: Not a ‘Silver Bullet’ for Energy Security

Posted November 14, 2014 at 5:05am

The Press Association reports that “there are no scientific or technical grounds to ban fracking in Europe but it will not be a “silver bullet” to improve energy security or cut emissions, European science academies have said.”  

“Measures such as replacing potentially harmful additives and disclosing the chemicals used in the fracking process to the authorities had greatly reduced the environmental impact of the process, they said.”  

“And EU regulations and conventional gas extraction already provide a framework for minimising the impacts of fracking on health, safety and the environment, the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC) said.”