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FRACKING Earthquakes Across Northern England??

Business  (tags: fracking, fault lines, fractures, geological data, UK government, coal mining areas, dangers, cuadrilla, interests )

- 146 days ago -
Discussion with Joe Corre following the presentation by Professor Peter Styles in the House of Lords regarding the insanity of FRACKING beneath the former Coal Mining areas of Northern England.


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Evelyn B (61)
Friday May 25, 2018, 3:04 am
This interview concerns Professor Styles report to the House of Lords -
Below is the House of Lords' report on the session, and their response ...
(Source: Early day motion 1303

Session: 2017-19
Date tabled: 22.05.2018
Primary sponsor: Mann, John
Shannon, Jim Campbell, RonnieHopkins, KelvinBarron, KevinWalker, Thelma

Total number of signatures: 8
Amesbury, Mike Barron, Kevin Campbell, Ronnie George, Ruth
Hopkins, Kelvin Mann, John Shannon, Jim Walker, Thelma

This House welcomes the contribution of Professor Emeritus Peter Styles of Keele University, past-President of the Geological Society and formerly advisor on fracking seismology to Prime Minister David Cameron and the Department for the Environment and Climate Change on his new report presented to the Yorkshire Geological Society on the likely impact of fracking in former coalfield areas and the increased earthquake risks; notes Professor Styles's demonstration of the significantly enhanced risk of earthquakes posed by fracking beneath coal-mined areas where mining-induced seismicity has already occurred; further notes his conclusion that this may have a significant impact on estimates of UK frackable gas reserves; calls on the Government to introduce a 500-metre buffer zone between former mine workings and current technologies for extracting unconventional energy sources and implement the 2015 and 2018 recommendations of an 850 metre buffer zone between fracking and any significant natural fractures or faults; urges the Government to examine the industry's capability and capacity to identify faults or fractures likely to lead to any prohibited seismic events; further urges the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to adopt Professor Styles's best practice recommendation that planning applications for any fracking site include all available, high-resolution, carefully mapped data sets and incorporate these in the National Planning Policy Framework, with reference to applications to frack; and further calls on the Government and local authorities to place a moratorium on fracking-related activities in coalfield areas which consider Professor Styles's findings and report their conclusions.

Sheryl G (360)
Friday May 25, 2018, 7:36 am
Does not surprise me, where there is fracking there becomes more earthquakes.

In the center of the USA, the Oklahoma area, they never had earthquakes. We had earthquakes in California a common fact but not Oklahoma. Since fracking went into practice in Oklahoma the people are dealing with ever more earthquakes. It goes with the territory - a bad practice.

On top of everything else do the "frackers" the people making the money from this practice pay for those who receive damage to their property due to the earthquakes? No, as per usual, a few make the money, leave the place a mess, and leave the majority of the people holding the empty bag.

Margie FOURIE (148)
Sunday May 27, 2018, 12:21 am
Of course it will create earthquakes

Roberto MARINI (88)
Sunday May 27, 2018, 8:13 am
thanks noted

Margie FOURIE (148)
Monday May 28, 2018, 12:38 am
Thanks again
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