Dear Colleagues,I have always wondered about fracking...whether it is a good or a bad thing, in terms of extracting fossil fuels from the environment, and the effects of the extraction on local population.
A lot of stuff has been published on it, by those who are involved in the industry and promote it, and those who are opposed to it, for environmental or other reasons. In fact it has been very difficult to get scientific information on the subject. From the processes used, the chemicals used, the effects on the environment and so on, there are huge differences of opinions.
Obviously, companies involved in the business see it as a good thing, whilst local people who have to live with it, in terms of effects on roads, environmental pollution, effect on the social and the economics of the local environment, such as house prices or availability of facilities, road repair, release of chemicals into the environment, the air, land and water resources. are all of important concerns, not only for the people who live there, but for the rest of us on the planet as well.
and url: http://www.texassharon.com/(the latter is particularly brilliant in my view, full of irony, sarcasm and such like, but with plenty of facts and it must be a major thorn in the flesh of the authorities.
see url: http://breakingenergy.com/documents/ny-state-releases-fracking-report/
New York City, provides one of the best reports, in my view. Quite open and honest about the problems, and has banned fracking until certain scientific facts have been confirmed. see url: