We cannot afford to miss out on shale gas – David Cameron – Telegraph

This is a MUST READ article from UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, and published in the Telegraph.

via We cannot afford to miss out on shale gas – David Cameron – Telegraph.

Personally, I do not think that David Cameron has accurately reflected the damage to the environment that would be caused by extensive fracking in some of the UK’s most beautiful countryside; also the risks have been understated.

I am also suspicious of the role of the Local Authorities here. If Local Authorities receive £100,000 for the granting of a license for exploration, surely they are going to be less stringent in protecting environmental issues?

Finally, when the fracking companies go into production, they are going to pay the Local Authorities a share of the revenues for the benefit of the community. I would argue that the compensation should be paid to property owners whose views are blighted by the fracking sites. To reinforce this argument, I refer you to a series of blogs from Pit, a German expat living in Southern Texas, who described in detail what happened when they set up a fracking site across the road from his house. in Texas.

Once again, there does not appear to have been proper consultation from David Cameron’s Government and now we are getting spin to justify a decision already made.

Let me ask two open questions:

  1. Should David Cameron take the fracking decision to the UK people with a referendum?
  2. Why haven’t European countries like Germany and France embraced fracking?
Against fracking 01

Against fracking 01 (Photo credit: Bosc d’Anjou)

Any thoughts?…………

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