Important links and videos on the incredibly damaging process of fracking for gas – which has now (despite well documented fracking-related environmental and public health disasters in the USA) been given the green light here in the UK!
It’s quite shocking that hydraulic fracking has now been given the green light here in the UK despite such an overwhelming body of evidence, research and public testimony, demonstrating just how potentially damaging hydraulic fracking can be, and more importantly, already has been. They’ve been fracking in the US for a while now, and with some disastrous results. That’s why the people of New York (and other areas) are making such a big effort to completely ban it’s use in their city – they’ve already forced a moratorium there.
The problem is that most people don’t understand the long-term implications that fracking will have upon our public health and to the local environment that we so depend upon: pollution of our water courses and the air we breathe not to mention the local disruption that drilling requires.
Please read on, get informed and take action – for your children and your children’s children.
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Fracking Hell: The Untold Story
Please watch this introduction to the hazards of fracking… at only 18 minutes in length, Fracking Hell is a great, short introduction to fracking. Watch it then share it with your friends: there’s still a huge amount of work to be done to raise awareness of the issue – there are still too many people in this country who don’t know what fracking is and what will happen if we don’t stop it.
“Ministers are even hoping to speed up Britain’s shale gas “revolution” by taking away powers from local councils to decide on controversial fracking projects” – unbelievable, or is it?
Of course ministers will argue the case that in these times of economic “hardship” we need to secure gas supplies that will remain cost effective in the future. In reality it seems that this is a false promise too – fracking won’t bring gas prices down because of the shear scale you would need to execute it on. Again, it seems like short-term, unsustainable gains, and for who – check out the links below that follow the money to Lords who have been pushing for this insane policy of systematic, environmental destruction.
Lively debate on Voice of Russia Radio (19th Dec 2012) between:
Vanessa Vine– BIFF! (Britain & Ireland Frack Free)
Nick Grealy – Cuadrilla lobbyist and “shale gas evangelist”
Fiona Harvey – Guardian Environment Correspondent
and Tony Bosworth – Friends of the Earth.
The Sky Is Pink – Josh Fox…
Well worth watching all the way through for a clearer idea of the environmental (and human) impacts of fracking…
Some important links…