Monday, 26 January 2015
The debate on fracking proceeds at alarming rate!
Here, living in an area of outstanding natural beauty I know it will never affect me but having read about the fracking already started in Lancashire I am concerned about the relaxation of the safe guards on what can happen under our homes.
It seems entirely wrong that firms can be given the right to drill down under our houses!
The argument that untold riches lie within our grasp, that we are in desperate need of cheap gas, that in fact Eldorado lies easily within our grasp if we are just brave enough to get on with it does not reassure me!
I have spoken to many Americans on this subject...most confirm the industrial nature of this enterprise! Some have moved house to escape the worst mess left by fracking!
Renewable energy must surely be the way to go...solar power, wind power...even wave power must surely be the way to go into the future...but we are instead taking a short term solution to our energy problem...
I hope the people who would be affected by this new initiative will find their voice in time to stop it happening...
The election is almost upon us...at the very least a couple of months hiatus till we know who will be in charge over the next five years seems sensible...
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