A report relied upon by the Government in its support for shale gas extraction is to be updated. The Royal Society confirmed to DrillOrDrop that it planned to publish a new report on hydraulic fracturing this winter. The new review, to be carried out with the Royal Academy of Engineering, will look at international evidence on fracking published in the past six years. The news came as £7.6m of funding for research into UK fracking was confirmed. 17 research institutions will share the money for studies into the risks of fracking, distribution of shale gas, socio-economic impacts, public attitudes and participation and the UK shale gas landscape.
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