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Re: Fracking protest

There were a few protests up here in Lancashire on the Fylde Coast when test drills were taking place but the major protests only took place when they started test drills down south.
Perhaps the protesters are averse to the poor weather we get in this area. !
Sooner they get on with fracking the better but the main problem will be what the government will spend the money (our money) it makes from the tax it gets from fracking. Hopefully it will not be frittered away on things that are of no value to the community.
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I have to agree that they should start the work as quickly as possible.  We need our own supply of energy and time is of the essence.
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To clarify... to refine... to fr*ck...
Three great advantages of Fracking
1. Gas industry profits will soar
This means the input cost of wholesale gas will plumet - No Arabs and Russians in the mix. However, the costs of distribution (Centrica etc) will remain as high, if not higher, mainly thanks to the new fracking infrastructure. Anyway, it will be argued by the FrackOff Regulator that the market will pay what the market bares - and we're all used to paying too much already, right?
2. EU carbon tax revenues will soar
You cannot flush a toilet without a team of civil servants costing your carbon ass-print. To this comes b*llsh*t Carbon Tax. Meant to fund alternative energy sources like wind, solar and cycle dynamo power, carbon taxes actually keep the price of renewables artifically high as, everyone is charging the maximum market rate per Joule. Now consider using loads more dirty gas. The chance of higher carbon tax rates overloading the end user price is a cert - especially when Commissar Milliband takes charge of the asylum.
3. Hampshire will slump into a giant sink hole
Well I could be a Mythbuster over that one. Instead, it could be David Cameron's safe constituency seat that vanishes into a deep hole.

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Re: Fracking protest

Just leave the gas in the ground until we really really need it.
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I have just won a contract for support services for test drilling project  Smiley
*likes fracking
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Re: Fracking protest

Quote from: AlaricAdair
Just leave the gas in the ground until we really really need it.

But that is the point - we do need it now.
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https://www.google.com/url?q=http://cmi.princeton.edu/wedges/Wedges_slides_8.ppt&sa=U&ei=knosUuabLoH...
Ever heard of the Princeton Wedges?
According to this analysis its too late to pick and choose between carbon mitigation technologies. we need them all.
Fracking is part of a migration from coal to gas. Gas combustion is very much less an emitter of carbon because its a hydrocarbon. The hydrogen component burns to water!
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We really need to pollute our aquifers; we don't want fresh water from boreholes, do we?

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