Friday, 24 October 2014

HUGE FRACKING BOOST FOR LONDON AND THE SOUTH EAST IN THE BALANCE

This article looks at the huge economic boost attainable from fracking in the south east UK. It also explores the things which are preventing the exploitation of the oil. Boris Johnson is being suggested as the leader of the charge to get the project going.

6 comments:

BearCub said...

So you put money in your pockets and filthy water in your stomachs? Try reading some of the 500 (yes I said 500) environmental violations reported in Pennsylvania. You think they would have learned from the Centralia coal fire that they cannot extinguish, that has wiped the town from the map, that has been burning since at least 1962, and will burn for another 150 years:
http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/2196

BearCub said...

For the skeptic who doubts the 500 violations statement, I put my money where my mouth is:
http://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/drilling/violations/

Derek Tipp said...

Yes there have been some serious violations, but that does not mean that the process of fracking is inherently unsafe. Here in the UK we have had no problems.

BearCub said...

Derek, I hope that the companies there are more responsible then they are here-I have my doubts when all is said and done. It's always money first with most companies-regardless of the environmental impacts.

Derek Tipp said...

Here is an important report which shows that shale gas and oil can be extracted safely. It shows the importance of safe working practice and enforcement.

BearCub said...

Derek, the reports from Pennsylvania are verified by the Environmental Protection Agency, therefore, in Pennsylvania the reports are as real as you can get. I recall a driver of a fracking waste water truck being arrested for dumping the water in an open field. Asked why he dumped the water there, he said he was following company orders. Fines are low, whenever they are handed out. Basically, it cost the companies more money to comply than it does to pay the fines-what's wrong with that picture? The information I read does not detail what steps are in place if a violation occur.