In March this blog referred to: "... the practice of Hydro-Fracking used in the extraction of natural gas. Natural gas is the new gold rush for the energy companies and in recent years hundreds of thousands of wells have sprung up across America. Natural gas does not reside in caverns or spaces between rocks, it has to be extracted by horizontal pressure drilling with a mix of water and (mostly carcinogenic) chemicals. Causing miniature underground explosions, each well will use millions of gallons of highly toxic water to blast the rock formations, flooding it's environment with toxic chemicals."
Given the clear evidence emerging from the US, it should have been no surprise when the fracking in Lancashire triggered small earthquakes in June this year. Cuadrilla, the company doing the drilling, was forced to suspend activity while an urgent review is carried out. (The threat of water pollution to the Liverpool / Manchester catchment is huge.)
No, none of that should be a surprise, but what might surprise you is to discover that the review is being carried out by ... Cuadrilla! Who are suddenly making unverified claims of enormous gas deposits.
So, Mr Fox - do you think that hen house will keep out the predators?
Posted by Nicholas Moore 9:51:03 AM