Full Report: ‘A Human Rights Assessment of Hydraulic Fracturing and Other Unconventional Gas Development in the United Kingdom’

The Report is “a preliminary account of the human rights implications of fracking” in the UK and argues that, due to a range of potentially adverse and serious impacts on human health and the environment, “the UK Government has a clear and urgent duty to fully investigate the human rights implications of fracking before authorising any exploratory or extractive fracking operations.” The report “strongly recommends a moratorium on the conduct of fracking operations until such a time as a full, industry-independent, publicly funded Human Rights Impact Assessment (HRIA) has been properly undertaken and placed in the public domain.”

Download the full report here

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One Response to Full Report: ‘A Human Rights Assessment of Hydraulic Fracturing and Other Unconventional Gas Development in the United Kingdom’

  1. As Chair of the Roseacre Awareness Group (RAG), representing over 100 local residents at one of the two sites for which Cuadrilla have submitted planning applications to frack for shale gas next year, we are obviously extremely concerened and feel our human rights are being totally ignored. We have several meetings with our local politicians over the next few weeks and would really like a hard copy of this report. Is this possible?
    Can anyone advise us on how best to make representations. So far the PM and Energy Minister have ignored our calls for an open debate with them. Could anyone help us present at the planning determination meetings? If we do not stop this here then it will set a national precedent.

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