Phileus Mogg today saying that the govt will only frack in areas where the locals agree to it ( yes right) so let’s send a message that we don’t want it here.
I see Mogg has been using modern terms like Luddite in his pathetic case for this crazy plan.
I think they approved licenses for areas years ago. If I remember rightly they were granted licenses to mine in South Bank and Grangetown as well as other places. Someone on here will be able to correct me if I have that wrong. Also don't know whether those licenses would be still in force.Personally have no problem with fracking per se, but it's never going to work in this country. Too densely populated and unless the government give these companies by right to planning permission (which they won't) then each well will get clogged up in the arcane planning system.
Whilst this is true in a few isolated cases, methane can occur naturally in water tables and natural gas migration can also be the cause of this.....Natural Gas is partly soluable in water, if people obtain their water supply from the ground (same rock structures as the fracking/mini explosions, it will likely contain natural gas. In some parts of the USA the water bubbles with NG, so becomes undrinkable and poisonious. There are examples of people putting a match to their tap water and it lighting up. See one below.
In the UK we have much higher population densities than the USA, so the problems of mixing people and fracking are much higher.
Indirectly. Flint switched from Detriot to the Karegnondi water supply to save money. One of the reasons suspected for this was to supply free water to fracking copanies and to open up more land in Michigan for fracking.Did it mess about with the drinking water?