Why bother to frack?
WHETHER to frack or not is much in the news so I hope the following information helps.
Fracking has been banned in France, Germany, Bulgaria and Scotland.
A number of counties and states in the USA have also banned fracking.
This includes New York, Vermont, Maryland, California, Texas, Michigan, West Virginia, etc.
France banned fracking in 2011 and the ban was upheld in 2012.
When asked to comment, President Sarkozy explained that France will maintain a ban on fracking until there is proof that shale gas exploration won’t harm the environment or “massacre” the landscape.
Scotland banned fracking last October and the Scottish Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse said allowing fracking would lead to unjustifiable environmental damage and undermine the government’s ambitions to cut carbon emissions.
Economists with KPMG had estimated that allowing fracking to take place would increase Scotland’s GDP by only about 0.1 per cent, but would cause environmental ruin in areas where it took place.
With their significant bank balances and hired PR agencies, the Australian mining industry has been inundating us about jobs growth and cascading dollars.
They are the 1 per cent who will benefit.
Territory dads and mums will not see a silver coin.
Instead their children will inherit polluted air, water and soil, desertification, and all other ruinous outcomes. Choose.
Tony Russell, Rosebery