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  •  Earthquakes (7+ / 0-)

    The fracking industry (why does that sound like a polite way of not using another "f" word?) is all gungho about the possible reserves under Britain.

    Exploratory drilling has been allowed off shore but this is slated as the likely cause for a minor earthquake onshore near Blackpool. NE England.

    It is "highly probable" that shale gas test drilling triggered earth tremors in Lancashire, a study has found....

    It said conditions which caused the minor earthquakes were "unlikely to occur again".

    Protesters opposed to fracking, a gas extraction method, said the report "did not inspire confidence".

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/...

    We will work, we will play, we will laugh, we will live. We will not waste one moment, nor sacrifice one bit of our freedom, because of fear.

    by Lib Dem FoP on Fri Jun 07, 2013 at 01:27:56 PM PDT

    •  i wonder if the UK will allow fracking...to date (2+ / 0-)
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      Glen The Plumber, Amber6541

      they have had a better environmental record than the US.  i hope they don't take our lead.

      Macca's Meatless Monday

      by VL Baker on Fri Jun 07, 2013 at 01:36:09 PM PDT

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      •  Has already in principle (1+ / 0-)
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        beach babe in fl

        Unfortunately one aspect being pushed is the "national security" aspect as the normally accessible reserves in the North Sea and elsewhere no longer supply enough for the UK's needs and very large amounts of natural gas are imported from Russia. There have already been instances of Russia cutting off supplies to Western Europe during disputes over pricing to countries their pipelines pass through.

        A moratorium has been lifted and the companies are making all sorts of claims about the huge reserves.
        http://www.bloomberg.com/...

        We will work, we will play, we will laugh, we will live. We will not waste one moment, nor sacrifice one bit of our freedom, because of fear.

        by Lib Dem FoP on Fri Jun 07, 2013 at 02:50:05 PM PDT

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