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

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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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9 thoughts on “Despite Opposition, Scotland Announces Fracking Ban – Calls For US To Do The Same

    • 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

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  1. 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.

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    • 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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  3. There are many instances of fracking chemicals contaminating ground water around the world – either because the wastes are stored in leaking pits or because the sleeve surrounding the fracking well leaks. Here in Taranaki there are a number of old sites where the oil/gas companies are allowed to discharge wastes upstream of drinking water intakes. The industry is very poorly regulated here, which is the main reason why we are being invaded by foreign oil companies.

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