Shale gas has been discovered in large quantities in the United States, and a company called Cuadrilla Resources is currently test drilling on land in Lancashire. A University of Manchester report says there is evidence such gas drilling can contaminate the water supply, but the government insists it is safe.
That report was funded by the Co-operative: their head of Social Goals, Paul Monaghan and Mark Millar, chief executive of Cuadrilla Resources, debate the issue.
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