It would be schizoid of the Conservative Government to support the commencement of fracking in the UK so soon after the historic Paris climate change agreement – if David Cameron had done any more at the Paris conference than pass around the vol-au-vents.
As it is, the Conservatives have made it perfectly clear that, as far as they are concerned, everyone involved in the agreement can go hang and for that reason we should be very concerned that fracking may start in the UK very soon.
If you need reasons to fear fracking, looking up previous Vox Political articles on the subject or read the source article for the excerpt below.
If you think it’s a good idea because your energy bill may be reduced, think again.
The UK needs to start fracking to establish the economic impact of shale gas, an industry-funded body has said.
The Task Force on Shale Gas says only after fracking has begun will it be possible to determine how much gas can be recovered.
It said shale could create thousands of jobs and improve UK energy security, but doubted if it would cut prices.
However, the report was criticised by Greenpeace, coming just days after a climate deal was agreed in Paris.
“Whatever planet the UK fracking lobby inhabits, it can’t be the same one where world leaders just reached a historic deal that puts fossil fuels on the wrong side of history,” Greenpeace said.
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