Wednesday, June 29, 2011
East Kent FOE Letter on 'Fracking'
There is growing concern over the controversial technique used - 'Fracking' where the rock is fractured using chemicals.
In The US Texas have become the first state to pass a law requiring companies to disclose which of up to 600 substances they use in fracking. Growing disquiet has forced Texas Governor - Rick Perry to act after companies constantly refused to disclose the information. In New york State contamination of water supplies has lead to a ban on all fracking operations until the effect on their water supplies can be fully addressed.
The UK Government and Local Councils need to act now and stop all further Shale Gas Drilling at least until all the wider environmental concerns can be exposed and addressed."
East Kent FOE