ENERGY: Fracking, foresight and finance

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I am sure Mr Dalley is correct in his concerns over fracking. I am surprised that he does not realise, that until, the actual process is carried out on UK soil ,will we all know what the effects are.

I agree with him that there is a significant amount of evidence indicating that fracking has and continues to cause, significant environmental damage in other countries.

Much progress is still made by learning as we go along

So much so that countries such as Germany have banned it.

I would suggest that anyone who thinks it is a low risk operation should watch the DVD from the Public Broadcasting Service of America (PBS), Shattered Ground.

This gives an unemotional view of the effects of fracking from the northern gas fields of Canada to those across the US.

But much progress is still made by learning as we go along. Even with such issues that in other parts of the world, are causing major problems.

The government, including your local MP, has decided to learn about fracking, by allowing it to take place in the UK. It has used some foresight, to try and avoid problems others have had, but is driven by the potential financial prize of very, very,cheap energy to help the UK economy.

We will have to wait to see if any environmental issues arise and then see what actions the government takes. My money is on problems

occurring with water, supply and quality.