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The Scottish Government has been running a consultation on the potential use of fracking and coal bed mining in Scotland. Today is the last day if you want to express your views on it:

https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/energy-and-climate-change-directorate/fracking-unconventional-oil-and-gas/

 

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Don't really see anything wrong with it.

More jobs, more industry, better for the economy.

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For me its mainly environmental issues (and potentially health issues for those local to it).

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Fracking occurs on a daily basis in Scotland. It's just that it's offshore.
I don't see any problem - so long as environmental groups are involved in the process & are given raw data from any environmental surveys.

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1 hour ago, Romeo said:

Don't really see anything wrong with it.

More jobs, more industry, better for the economy.

Fucks up the land, the water and the wildlife.

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1 hour ago, DI Bruce Robertson said:

Fracking occurs on a daily basis in Scotland. It's just that it's offshore.

Wouldn't that be covered by the moratorium?

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Wouldn't that be covered by the moratorium?

I wouldn't imagine so, as it goes on every day. Maybe the moratorium only relates to onshore sites.
"Fracking" relates to fracturing the oil holding rock structure. Mainly done by use of explosives, but certain chemical combinations can also be used.This enables the oil to flow to the well.
More recently, the term has been used to describe any action where anything other than natural "downhole" pressure is required to either fragment the rock or re-inject to maximise production.

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1 minute ago, Romeo said:

How do you suggest we meet our energy needs?

Wind, Solar, Hydro et al.  What has onshore fracking to do with our energy needs?

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Just now, Baxter Parp said:

What has onshore fracking to do with our energy needs?

Gas?

What about nuclear?

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1 minute ago, Romeo said:

Gas?

What about nuclear?

We're using gas now.  Nuclear is too expensive and too dirty.

Have you figured out what onshore fracking has to do with our energy needs yet?

Edited by Baxter Parp

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How do you suggest we meet our energy needs?

Fracking has nothing to do with meeting our energy needs and everything to do with multinationals corporations filling their pockets.

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2 minutes ago, Baxter Parp said:

We're using gas now.  Nuclear is too expensive and too dirty.

Have you figured out what onshore fracking has to do with our energy needs yet?

 

Just now, dogmc said:


Fracking has nothing to do with meeting our energy needs and everything to do with multinationals corporations filling their pockets.

So what happens wit this gas from "onshore fracking"?

Nuclear seems pretty good to me.

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3 minutes ago, Romeo said:

So what happens wit this gas from "onshore fracking"?

It's often oil and gas and it goes to refineries or gets stored in gasometers.  It's the damage caused by extracting it that's the problem.

5 minutes ago, Romeo said:

Nuclear seems pretty good to me.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hinkley_Point_C_nuclear_power_station

Read about the "strike price".  Hinkley will produce the most expensive power in the UK - almost twice the average.  The cost to build including finance is £24.5 Bn and that's before you even consider the billions it'll take to clear up when it's redundant. 

As for dirty, check out the mess that Sellafield made of its surroundings.  Hope you like plutonium rich teeth.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sellafield

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So what happens wit this gas from "onshore fracking"?
Nuclear seems pretty good to me.

Nuclear is horrifically expensive in terms of dealing with the waste and decommissioning. Scotland has no need at all for nuclear power. When you see a nuclear power plant next to London you'll know it's completely safe and consequence free.

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Just now, Baxter Parp said:

It's often oil and gas and it goes to refineries or gets stored in gasometers.  It's the damage caused by extracting it that's the problem.

 

And then what is it used for if not for energy?

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