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 Director of Research, Analysis and Evaluation and the Chief Scientist at the Environment Agency. He leads talented people working on science, innovative ways of monitoring the environment, assessing data and reporting on the state of the environment. He also provides scientific advice during major incidents. Doug chairs a number of external groups including the UK Technical Advisory Group for the Water Framework Directive, the UK Environmental Observation Framework and the National Physical Laboratory’s Energy and Environment Programme Expert Group. Doug is a member of NERC’s Science Committee and is an Honorary Professor at Nottingham Trent University. Doug’s passion for science is matched with those for promoting diversity, STEM education, coaching and mentoring.
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