A True Fracking Story – UK Take Heed – Part 1

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The hottest issue in the UK at the moment is no longer austerity, nor the melt-down of the NHS; the really hot issue is the UK  Government‘s policy switch in favor of fracking.

Already, we are seeing protests up and down the country, political backtracking, and criticisms of the UK’s energy policy.

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.

I have a German friend who lives in Texas, US, and he has blogged extensively about what happened when the fracking came to town. I shall be reblogging his story, on a daily basis, starting tomorrow.

Watch this space!

 

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