Peer reviewed evidence has been published which has found fracking is damaging to wildlife through habitat loss and fragmentation. Additionally, the noise and movement of vehicles may cause disturbance to vulnerable species.

The report gives a concise and clear summary of recommendations and key examples of species which may be affected, specifically the Pink-footed goose and the Barbastelle bat. Thus the report, gives the government some fundamental issues that need to be taken into account when considering commercial-scale fracking.

I hope that the government listen to this report. I am guessing from recent events, namely the badger cull, that the government may choose to turn a blind eye to some rather obvious facts.