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.
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Why it’s bad
- Water contamination
- 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
- Great Eccleston
- Hesketh Bank
- Lytham St Anne’s
- South Shore