BBC reports that a report by the Tyndall Center for Climate Change Research countenances caution on hydrofracking in the UK, one representative stating:

We are aghast that government accepted the assurances of industry on this while their own consultation had not even finished. There was a shale gas rush in the US and now they are looking into the implications – we need to do it the other way round.

Maybe there are some synergies here with the EPA’s examination of fracking.