Green Mep condemns Gov’t Fracking report

Green Party MEP, Keith Taylor, responded to the Strategic Environmental Assessment report produced by AMEC for the Government which sets out the potential economic and environmental effects of further oil and gas activity in Great Britain, including shale oil and gas production, comparing a ‘low activity’ and ‘high activity’ scenario.

The report, released today by the Department for Energy and Climate Change, comes ahead of the Government announcing new extraction licenses in 2014.

Keith Taylor said:
“This report shows us the extent to which fracking could affect people’s lives across the UK.

The report suggests that up to 2880 wells could be drilled in the UK creating over 100 million cubic meters of waste water. Communities near fracking sites will have dozens of heavy trucks passing by every day, causing noise and air pollution. Continue reading