Shale Gas Extraction

Shale gas extraction which uses the fracking technique involves forcing a mixture of chemicals and water into shale to crack the rock and release the natural gas trapped within it.

Watch this video to learn more.

Why it’s bad

  • Water contamination
  • Earthquakes
  • Toxic Air Emissions
  • Industralisation of the countryside
  • Lots of vehicle traffic
  • Keeps us addicted to fossil fuels
  • Threatens investment in renewable technologies

Current UK  Licenses (Approved and Under Consideration)

  • Banwen Pyrddin
  • Cwmdu Garth
  • Edenbridge
  • Great Eccleston
  • Hesketh Bank
  • Lingfield
  • Llandow
  • Lytham St Anne’s
  • Poulton-le-Flyde
  • Sandwich
  • South Shore

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