Frack­ing must be stopped im­me­di­ately

Western Daily Press - - Opinion -

FOS­SIL fuel frack­ing has be­gun in my birth county of Lan­cashire against the will of many peo­ple.

In my case a mod­est fi­nan­cial con­tri­bu­tion to the peo­ple’s Davidean le­gal team was steam­rolled by the Go­liathean might of our state, sadly al­lied to cor­po­rate fi­nan­cial clout.

Still my money was well spent and I shall be raid­ing the pen­sion pot again. They must be stopped and the peo­ple’s will ac­cepted for de­vel­op­ing

the now vir­tu­ally banned on­shore wind, the cheap­est po­ten­tial source of en­ergy.

Frack­ing flies in the face of what sci­en­tists ad­vise in the lat­est IPCC re­port – we must keep global tem­per­a­ture rise to un­der 1.5C.

The only up­side is the won­der in­spired by watch­ing West­min­ster spin doc­tors as they per­versely strug­gle to pro­mote their planet-pol­lut­ing eco­nom­ics as “en­vi­ron­men­tal lo­cal­ism”. My in­cred­u­lous awe at their brazen cheek. Jump­ing onto a Green GB Week soap­box, yet still sell­ing what is patently the world’s worst quack cure for con­fronting na­ture’s un­bri­dled pow­ers – pow­ers we have al­ready seen enough of this past year.

It’s time the fos­sil fuel show­men were told we aren’t buy­ing your snake oil quack­ery – stop frack­ing now. Michael T Parker


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