Friday, 17 July 2015

Frack the SSSIs!


There is some anger that the UK government is apparently going back on its promise not to allow fracking on Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) if it gets in the way of developing a fracking industry (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jul/16/government-makes-outrageous-u-turn-over-fracking-in-precious-wildlife-sites). They suggest that safeguards can protect these areas but many are very small and any drilling could completely negate their role.

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