Despite Opposition, Scotland Announces Fracking Ban – Calls For US To Do The Same

Posted: October 4, 2017 in Uncategorized

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Environmental groups from around the world applauded Scotland on Tuesday for its decision to ban fracking, following an overwhelming public outcry against the practice – and called for the United States and the rest of the United Kingdom to follow suit.

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Authored by Julia Conley via TheAntiMedia.org,

?We have so much wind and wave power that it is retrograde in the extreme to lend any support to the fracking industry.?

Environmental groups from around the world applauded Scotland on Tuesday for its decision to ban fracking,following an overwhelming public outcry against the practice – and called for the United States and the rest of the United Kingdom to follow suit.

The Scottish government held a public comment period in recent months on fracking, attracting about65,000 responses – the majority of which came from people in communities where the natural gas extraction would take place. An overwhelming 99 percent of Scots who participated were opposed to the practice.

“Fracking will lead to an increase in pollution and the decimation of parts of the Scottish landscape and environment,? wrote one respondent.

?People will feel even more devalued as a result of…

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Comments
  1. Pam Vernon says:

    tried to reblog from yours stuart, said ‘site can’t be reached’. Went to source. Thank you 🙂 Great news re the fracking ban.

    • No worries Pam. My account won’t let people blog a reblog. Fracking is a total nightmare in Taranaki. Taranaki Energy Watch has filed suit against 3 district councils and the oil and gas companies for their refusal to enforce international best practice health and safety standards

  2. Fracking no more – so proud of the Scots! They are a courageous people, bent on survival 1st, pleasures 2nd. (Golf, whiskey, curling, etc. and, I think, some medical breakthroughs.)

  3. Agreed, JoAnn. Now we just need to stop it here in Taranaki – it wouldn’t happen here if New Zealand didn’t have third world style regulations in dealing with multinational corporations.

  4. Great news for Scotland, but they can forget about the banning of fracking in the U.S. Do something FOR the environment? HA! That’ll never happen. We are too busy being hell bent on destroying the environment.

    • I think fracking in the US will most likely be destroyed by economic factories. I have it on good authority that the main reason the Saudis refuse to allow the price of oil to increase above $50 a barrel (which they could do by cutting production) is because renewable energy has gotten so darn cheap oil won’t be able to compete if the oil price rises beyond $50 a barrel. At the moment any petroleum companies engaging in fracking are doing so at a lost – because you can only break even at an oil price of $70 a barrel. Even more important, many banks are refusing to finance new fracking operations because so many went bankrupt when the price of oil dropped.

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