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Shale gas report released

After six months studying and listening to Quebecers on the issue of shale gas exploration and extraction, the BAPE committee has issued a detailed report. Its main conclusion: the issue needs a complete, detailed, scientific environmental evaluation. And there are enough concerns about the potential hazards of the process of hydraulic fraction -- or fracking -- that the practice should not be allowed at all except to test its environmental impact until that much longer, further study is complete.

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