To get up to speed on fuel choices, listen to this guy, the late Peter Fagiano. http://youtu.be/DoQ_k8omsbM
The only problems do indeed arise from issues at or near the surface, with the integrity of pipes and concrete casings, and both new technology, and regulation and supervision, are the solution. I say again: compared to coal mining and most other energy recovery technologies, Shale gas is both clean and safe. (TAP – Tell that to the people of West Newton in Yorkshire where local people are suffering appalling smells and Raithlin claim they are experiencing unexpected pressure)
It is also an historic economic opportunity which it would be criminally irresponsible to ignore.
You are wrong. Coal killed millions worldwide mostly through exposure to methane, the silent killer, the same killer you now want to release into water and air through fracking. Modern coal mining is not done by navvies with pick and shovel. Come on. Coal actually burns cleaner than gas, with the carbon captured at the point of combustion. That enables methanol to be produced very cheaply by adding hydrogen to the captured carbon. See Peter Fagiano.
You are wrong on other counts.
The greatest business opportunity of the 21st century, as you describe it, is not the gas fracked from under the aquifer at great cost, destroying our rural economy. Destruction of the water reserves is the way your corporate buddies want to make their trillions. That will enable Nestles, Coca Cola and the oil companies to start selling us water for trillions, when solar power, and cars running on water and hydrogen take over in the future, and make oil and gas obsolete.
I am shocked by your lack of knowledge on this crucial subject. You are backing the release of an abomination into Britain’s countryside, destroying our way of life, our health and our independence. This is not propaganda. Once we have to get water from overseas, we are lost to the corporations in perpetuity. That’s the game here. And UKIP are the primary criminals by supporting this abomination so forcefully.
On Nov. 1st, 2011 Save Our Streams PA kicked off a ‘Scavenger Hunt’ for locating lost, orphan and abandoned oil and gas wells to promote awareness by photographing and getting GPS locations for these wells and matching the photos with their GPS locations on Google maps that are easily accessible for online viewing.
Map #1: http://goo.gl/maps/hWSg6
Map #2: http://goo.gl/maps/Z3Ena
Lib Dems have noticed the dangers –
Lib Dem president Tim Farron warns fracking could harm countryside ‘for decades’
A new political row has broken out over the Coalition’s support for shale gas fracking, with a high-ranking Liberal Democrat warning that the process risks “damaging the countryside” for decades.
UKIP have missed their moment. Tim Farron’s lining up to grab this political opportunity, and he’s currently the number one bet to be Nick Clegg’s successor. If Farron were to be a bit cheeky and declare a personal anti-fracking policy, he might see Lib Dem support start climbing once more.