Re: FRACKING - UK Govt trying to push it through!
Originally Posted by GillyT
This is a very thought provoking video, please watch it. I think this topic is very important, don't you ? These people never give a list of the chemicals they use, mixed with water in this process. I fear for our future health, if we allow this 'fracking' to go ahead.
I understand your fears and concerns but I STRONGLY suspect they are founded on media propaganda and mis-information about fracking.
I am 100% in favour of fracking in the UK. We are an island and we desperately need to use any natural resource we have instead of putting ourselves at the mercy of foreign energy companies.
Everything that is happening today is tied up with the core problem that foreign powers have the UK by the short and curlies and thus those foreign powers have our politicians in their pockets. QATAR for example pretty much owns Sainsbury's.
We MUST break free from this stranglehold.
Understand then that those foreign powers will do ANYTHING possible to prevent the UK from establishing it's own self-sufficiency and that includes funding and supporting so-called anti-fracking lobbyists and all those people who suddenly appear out of nowhere and take to the streets with placards in villages across the nation. It also includes huge media propaganda and scare stories like the ridiculous video clips of people setting their kitchen water taps on fire etc etc.
Here's the scoop.
Fracking happens way way down in the earth, absolutely nowhere near our water tables. If you drill a hole a mile down and put some liquid chemical down there, it is impossible for that liquid to rise up of its own accord to the surface again and affect the water table. To do so it would have to overcome the force of gravity.
The instances where fracking companies have inadvertently damaged water tables concern accidental spillage of the chemical containers that are already at the surface on the company site. i.e. it is not the actual fracking that has damaged the water tables, it is mistakes made at the surface concerning how chemicals are stored.
Understand that this same problem exists for ANY industrial company quite irrespective of fracking companies. Any company that uses hazardous materials could inadvertently spill some and find that it affected the water table. Hell, you could do the same thing in your own back garden if you have some large quantity of fertiliser and spill it !
The UK is sitting on trillions of tons of Shale Gas, enough to supply the needs of the UK for 50yrs or more.
The powers that be would rob you of that valuable resource, just as they have robbed you of coal mining. We must not let them get away with it.
We have to see the wider picture and realise that we are strangled by foreign energy powers at present and doubtless that all has much to do with the lax immigration controls we have seen in recent years. Our governments are likely being forced to let droves of people in by these foreign powers.
We have to sever the dependencies and Shale Oil/Gas is the quickest and best way to do that.
Meanwhile of course your government is happily planning to encircle the UK with nuclear power stations . There are loads of new stations planned for the UK's coasts. Get Googling if that worries you. It would only take one disaster to pretty much wipe out the whole of the UK imo.
Which is worse, 12 more nuclear power stations around Britain's Coasts or for us to get cracking with fracking ?!