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The controversy over the practice of hydraulic fracturing to extract petroleum and gas isn’t just a phenomenon in the U.S.; skeptics of the process can be found worldwide. Now a group of doctors and academics in the United Kingdom have weighed in against the process, calling it, “… an inherently risky activity that produces hazardous levels of air and water pollution that can have adverse impacts on health.” The group is calling for a moratorium on the process in a letter published in the British Medical Journal. Ars Technica has the details: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/03/top-uk-doctors-call-for-ban-on-inherently-risky-fracking/