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Author Topic: UK fracking hits 2.1  (Read 336 times)
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« on: August 25, 2019, 10:11:36 AM »

... on the Richter scale.
Now I know the previous discussion was on whether the previous fracking tremors were so small as to be undetectable above ground but at what point does it get big enough to be a structural problem for buildings above ground?

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/aug/25/uk-fracking-site-near-blackpool-reports-largest-tremor-yet
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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2019, 11:45:34 AM »

I'm starting to wonder just what it will take for this government to end fracking, officially (since they seem to be half promoting it and half obstructing it now)?

I love the line they stick with:

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The government has said the extraction of shale gas through fracking could support the UK’s transition to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.

I'm struggling to see how investing in a new UK industry, to extract otherwise 'dead and buried' carbon will help us to transition. The vast majority of known FF reserves can never be extracted, so why invest in more.

It looks likely now that over the last decade the US fracking industry is responsible for more than half of all the increased methane emissions in the World, whilst losing $100bn's.

So we could invest in more RE, more storage, bio-gas, insulation, electric heating etc etc, but instead our government wants to pick a loser, and invest in that instead. It makes my head spin. Any day now I'm expecting the UK government to announce a new vehicular policy in conjunction with VW clean diesels?  Undecided
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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2019, 11:35:08 AM »

Now at 2.9.

Latest fracking tremor believed to be UK's biggest yet

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Houses shook as 2.9-magnitude quake recorded near Cuadrilla’s site near Blackpool on Monday
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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2019, 11:39:21 AM »

I think the late and much missed Martin once described a minister as ,'frackwit', covers my thoughts exactly.
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