Green groups try to get areas protected from fracking

9 Mar

The Sunday Times reports that an alliance of green groups is trying to persuade the government to create frack-free zones where wildlife is too fragile to support it.

They suggest a ban should cover most national parks, nature reserves and AONBs.

The UK Onshore Operators Group says, “In the UK there are [currently] 120 sites with 250 operating wells producing between 20,000 – 25,000 barrels of oil equivalent a day.  Companies already operate in national parks and have done for many years.  Shale gas lies far below ground water so the risk of affecting aquifers is negligible”.

Until it isn’t negligible, one assumes.

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