STOP FRACKING IN THE UK !

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STOP FRACKING IN THE UK !

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Fracking is unnecessary. Advances in alternative technologies are progressing to the point where reliance on oil/gas is no longer the only option. Once people have options that are affordable and progressive, that is what they will choose. All forms of oil and gas production are destructive to the planet, and we know that because time has shown it to be the case. What makes anyone think fracking will be any less destructive? Common sense would suggest that we don't need years and years of 'fracking practice' to know that it has a negative effect on the planet. Or, one can just go to images of Fort MacMurray in Canada. The landscape has been destroyed, tap water can be set alight, people who work in the pits are dying young. That doesn't seem like a healthy choice for the future. It's important to remember that even the tiniest pebble makes a ripple in the ocean.
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There are also the dangers from toxic waste that in some cases in usa has been found to contain high levels of radiation. As a new & relitivly unknown venture in the UK we have no idea of the exstent of the dangers from toxic chemical reactions underground or the dangers
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there is also the question of greenhouse emissions & more C02 being produced, and the over all environmental effects & costs not just in the short term but long term.
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Many of the sites that are being discussed in the UK as potential fracking sites are known for natural beauty that attract visitors & tourist these locations will see destruction of the natural British heritage further damaging both environment & wildlife.
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Destroys water supplies
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fracking does more than just destroy water supply's . It causes earth tremors that can cause structural damage to buildings
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It has the potential to underpin a massive economic boom, lifting living standards for all.
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Yes there are some negative side effects, but they have been exaggerated and there are side effects from all methods of generating energy.

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Jonathan Cheyne

these are worth reading www2.epa.gov/hfstudy/published-scientific-papers

3 year(s) ago
Jonathan Cheyne

It's worth noting however, that these reports are preliminary, and the real effect of this process is very very far from being well understood.

3 year(s) ago
John Sharp

I dread to think that extending investment & research into burning more fossil fuels will take funding & effort away from renewables. If the government was really worried about climate change (as they should be) rather than tax revenue & helping their mates, they'd be just as enthusiastic for renewables research as they are with fracking. In addition, the promises are way overblown: "loads of cheap energy for ages" hasn't turned out to be the case - even in the USA where the size & geography makes it much more suitable for exploitation than the UK.

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