Fracking – the facts, the impacts & how to protect the environment

frackingHydraulic fracturing (fracking), the extraction of shale gas by a process of deep drilling, has been hailed in the US as a method of bridging the gap between carbon-based and ‘green’ energy. But the process involves the use of vast amounts of water containing highly toxic chemicals and arguably carries grave risks to public health and environmental stability. The process is therefore causing much contentious debate internationally and in the UK.  Michael Hill is a chartered electrical engineer with many years experience in the oil & gas industry.  He will explain the technology of fracking, about the novel advanced techniques which are planned for use in the UK for the first time and outline his concerns that unregulated fracking  poses a significant threat to public health and the environment.  Michael Hill has written several papers on regulating shale gas, published in local and national media and provided evidence to numerous institutions and government bodies.  See the recent conference by the Greens in the European Parliament

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