What the UK could learn from New York’s fracking ban

Guardian: Just before Christmas, New York became the first US state with major shale gas reserves to ban fracking for health reasons. The industry was shocked, campaigners cheered and governments like Britain, desperate to exploit their own reserves, looked the other way. It had never happened before. The six-year New York campaign to ban fracking had been backed by hundreds of artists, actors, musicians and celebrities, such as Lady Gaga, Yoko Ono, Mark Ruffalo and the late Pete Seeger. There had also......

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