Contested perspectives on fracking in the UK

Jones, Peter ORCID: 0000-0002-9566-9393, Comfort, Daphne and Hillier, David (2015) Contested perspectives on fracking in the UK. Geography, 100 (1). pp. 57-59.

Contested perspectives on fracking in the UK.pdf - Accepted Version
Available under License All Rights Reserved.

Download (380kB) | Preview


The recent identification of potentially extensive shale-gas resources within the UK has generated a mixed response. On the one hand there are those who claim that the commercial development of these resources could play an important role in the UK’s future energy mix, reduce dependency on foreign sources of energy and stimulate investment in new jobs and businesses. On the other hand a number of community groups have been campaigning to oppose future shale-gas development by hydraulic fracturing (popularly known as ‘fracking’) because of a range of environmental concerns. With this in mind, this article provides a brief description of the character - istics of shale gas and fracking, outlines the geography of potential resources within the UK, and reviews the contested benefits and risks associated with the possible exploitation of these resources.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Shale gas resources, UK; hydraulic fracturing, fracking, environmental risks, economic benefits
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > HD61 Risk in industry. Risk management
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Susan Turner
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2015 12:52
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2023 11:54

University Staff: Request a correction | Repository Editors: Update this record

University Of Gloucestershire

Bookmark and Share

Find Us On Social Media:

Social Media Icons Facebook Twitter Google+ YouTube Pinterest Linkedin

Other University Web Sites

University of Gloucestershire, The Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2RH. Telephone +44 (0)844 8010001.