THE UK could be rocked by large earthquakes similar to those in the US due to unregulated fracking, an engineer has warned.
The first thing to understand is that this is simply a problem of the industry being greedy. The oil producers are drilling too many wells in close proximity to one another, and when they frack the newer wells — known as child wells — those “bash” or “hit” the older wells and cause problems.
The group, led by the fashion designer, Dame Vivienne Westwood and her son Joe Corre, has sent a legal letter to the Local Government Secretary, James Brokenshire. It argues that Mr Brokenshire acted unlawfully over changes to fracking planning policy
An open letter from two doctors has accused the energy minister, Claire Perry, of using Cuadrilla’s fracking site near Blackpool to study the impact of toxic chemical emissions on people.
Professor Styles’s evidence raised concerns on the lack of scrutiny within the government upon granting permission for exploratory fracking works to go ahead with so many unresolved issues, putting communities at risk with no accountability to rely on, other than the sketchy self-regulation that is clearly happening.
“To date, it does not appear that any proper industry or government due diligence has taken place with regards to fault lines mapped.”
Who could forget David Cameron hugging huskies in the Arctic and promising to lead the ‘greenest government ever’? The truth is that his government, and now Theresa May’s, have undermined the energy industry and green economy at every turn since those promises were made.
It’s been obvious for decades that depending on conventional power must end. Nuclear generation is no exception. This article in Forbes Magazine – If Solar And Wind Are So Cheap, Why Are They Making Electricity So Expensive? by Michael Shellenberger – leaves critically important information out in the cold. The most glaring omission is his failure to disclose his advocacy on behalf of nuclear power