Personally, I am a passionate believer in protecting the environment for future generations; on the other hand, I am a realist about UK energy costs and the weak state of the UK economy, unnecessarily punished by excessive austerity.
A review of the history of fracking will show deep concerns about safety and environmental risks. Of course, the UK Government will promise safeguards but in an age of austerity, from a Government that has brought the NHS to it’s knees, I have deep reservations about the risks. I struggle to believe that David Cameron’s Government can effectively mitigate the environmental risks effectively.
Watch this space!
- Villages across the UK take up the fight against fracking – Telegraph (dralfoldman.com)
- Lord Howell: Frack In ‘Desolate’ North East (news.sky.com)
- Fracking OK for North East – peer (bbc.co.uk)
- The United Kingdom: Welcome to the dangers of Fracking (sakuramicheletakehashi.wordpress.com)
- Fracking should be carried out in ‘desolate’ North East, says Lord Howell (hartlepoolmail.co.uk)
- Fracking’s fine in desolate North-East, claims peer (standard.co.uk)
- Tory peer hands anti-Fracking activists huge prize (liberalconspiracy.org)
- Peer wrong on North East fracking (belfasttelegraph.co.uk)
- Fracking firm boss: ‘We won’t ruin the countryside’ (itv.com)