Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Fracking: They Don't Seem Able to Let Go?

Given the arguments e.g. the 1) amount of gas that can be economically (along with the falling oil price) extracted in the UK; 2) possible effects on climate change; 3) potential negative effects on the water table and the organisms dependent on it; 4) occasional seismic events linked to the activity; 5) claimed disturbance to human and animal populations etc, the government (and the drilling industries it seems to be encouraging) seem remarkably resistant to changing their policies in their 'drive for shale gas'. Some of these issues have been explored in the press ( but the basic 'song' remains the same.

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Pat Bateson

I have just noted the obituary of Sir Patrick Bateson 1938-2017 (