Launch of Shale Gas Production in England Report

Medact are launching an update of our 2015 report Health and Fracking.  Since the release of the first teport over 350 new peer reviewed studies have been published, with significant implications for health locally, and climate change globe.

Dr David McCoy. Director of Medact, and Professor John Middleton, in-coming President of the Faculty of Public Health, will present the findings of an updated analysis of available evidence, and be available for questions.

  • This is an update of Medact’s 2015 report Health and Fracking.
  • Since the first report was released Medact’s director David McCoy has provided expert witness testimony to the public inquiry into fracking in Lancashire.
  • The launch will take place in the same week that the Secretary of State Greg Clark will receive a recommendation from Wendy McKay, the inspector who chaired the inquiry into fracking in Lancashire, on whether to overrule the local planning decision regarding Cuadrilla’s application to explore for shale gas.
  • We are currently awaiting release of a report by the Committee on Climate Change about the implications of fracking for climate change.

The event is free to attend but spaces are limited so please register.

Read the report: Shale Gas Production in England – an updated public health assessment