Although today is officially the final day for members of the public to ‘have their say’ in Lancashire County Council’s (LCC) consultation on two controversial fracking applications, County yesterday confirmed that, as they have not yet set a date for the hearings, they will continue to accept submissions from the public for “at least another two weeks”, which would take us to Friday 1 May.
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This is the beginning of the end.
The race for renewable energy has passed a turning point. The world is now adding more capacity for renewable power each year than coal, natural gas, and oil combined. And there’s no going back.
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There is no question that California’s water system is in crisis. With water levels at their lowest point in decades, there are increasing concerns that our state’s water supply and delivery system may not be able to meet growing needs. California’s current drought has greatly increased water competition in areas with oil and gas wells, 96% of which are located in areas experiencing severe water shortages.
Given the significance of securing California’s water supply, it is important to understand the potential consequences of fracking and other forms of unconventional oil development on California’s water supply including availability and price of water, the potential for water contamination, and the billions of barrels of contaminated water that are produced as a byproduct of the fracking process.
Health professionals call for an immediate moratorium on fracking due to serious risks to public health: