We are pleased to release TUED’s Working Paper #1 titled Global Shale Gas and the Anti-Fracking Movement: Developing Union Perspectives and Approaches authored by Sean Sweeney and Lara Skinner. The paper is written for unions around the world who want to know more about hydraulic fracturing (‘fracking’) and its potential impact on health, water, climate change, and employment. The paper also provides a survey of the movement against fracking, a movement that has grown rapidly in recent years. Finally, the paper summarizes where unions presently stand on fracking and offers a model resolution, based on the precautionary principle, that draws from existing resolutions adopted by unions in different parts of the world.
TUED has also produced a supplementary paper that summarizes recent studies and statements on methane leakage, health impacts, and industry job claims.
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