Lords: Fracking should be 'urgent priority' for UK
Date published: 09th May 2014
Shale gas can bring "substantial benefits" to "the economy, to national energy security and to the environment", the Lords committee said.
Green campaigners have said that the Lords "cherry-picked" evidence for the report and have engaged in "taxpayer-funded cheerleading" for fracking.
The UK should focus on renewable energy instead of shale gas, campaigners said.
The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee called on the UK government to speed up shale gas development in the country.
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