Here is just one example of how fracking proposals in a 'compact' environment like the UK will increasingly lead to a wide range of conflicted interests. There is no doubt that excessive airborne methane and the noise and disturbance caused by the horrendous logistics involved in this process are not likely to sit happily with the aims and objectives of bodies like the RSPB nor for that matter the National Trust, Water Boards and many more. Just a matter of time.
Quite simply, we should not be doing this - anywhere. Those who argue for 'cheap fuel' and 'interim energy' clearly do not give a damn about the environment or future generations. There are not two sides to this argument - definitif.
Read the BBC report here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23730308