Saturday, 1 February 2014

Tell Cameron to Frack Off

David Cameron claims that fracking could alleviate fuel poverty, but even his friends at Cuadrilla - the fracking company slated to cash in on the dash for gas - feel fracking’s impact on household bills will be ‘basically insignificant.’

What we do know is that fracking is being used to justify up to forty new gas power stations and that extracting new fossil fuel deposits is likely to make climate change worse. It will also require tens of thousands of new wells in Lancashire alone, scarring the natural landscape wherever shale gas is exploited.

According to international experts, we need to keep two-thirds of known fossil fuels in the ground to avoid ‘runaway climate change’ – the point in which global warming becomes irreversible.

Rather than scraping the bottom of the fossil fuels barrel and building up costly infrastructure that will lock us into a high-carbon future for decades to come, we need strong government investment in clean, renewable energy.

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