There can be no doubt that onshore oil and gas (fracking) is controversial and emotive. Fracking policy is a matter for the government. As a regulator, the Environment Agency’s role is to ensure that fracking can only go ahead if …
Doug Wilson is the Environment Agency’s Chief Scientist. He leads talented people in the Chief Scientist’s Group working on science, innovative ways of monitoring the environment, assessing data and reporting on the state of the environment. Doug provides scientific advice to SAGE during major incidents. He also chairs several external groups, is a Member of NERC’s Science Committee and an Honorary Professor at Nottingham Trent University.
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