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The Unacceptable Impacts of Coal Seam Gas and Shale Gas Extraction

This submission gathers evidence from around the world to make the case against fracking in Nottinghamshire. Obviously the same arguments could be made against shale gas fracking elsewhere.

Economics and the end of growth - headlines

•Occupy Wall Street activists buy $15m of Americans' personal debt •A Permanent Slump? •To tackle pollution, China to drop pursuit of growth at all costs

Minnesota Communities Declare Independence from Frac-Sand Mining

Last month, I visited Wisconsin’s booming silica sand mining region and saw sandstone bluffs strip-mined for sturdy quartz sand that’s essential for the horizontal hydraulic fracturing process used to extract oil and gas from underground shale formations.

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