Letters 15 December 2012

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6th December, 2012
FRACKING'S FUTURE The broad findings of the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s interim report on fracking, especially the emphasis on improving regulatory processes and public engagement, are welcomed by the New Zealand Association for Impact Assessment (NZAIA) . However, earning a “social licence” means more than improving company PR: local communities need well-founded and accessible information about the possible effects of activities such as fracking on their environment, livelihoods, culture and the well-being of their families. As the International Energy Agency ...

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