Lord Howell of Guildford, George Osborne’s father-in-law has warned that the Conservatives will lose thousands of votes if fracking goes ahead in the Tory heartlands of southern England and the home counties instead of the “derelict” north, where Labour dominates.
The energy company leading efforts to exploit Britain’s shale gas reserves has threatened to pull out unless the law is changed to allow it to drill under people’s homes without their permission.
Next meeting Swanland \village Hall 28 May 2014 – make your own mind up
Support for shale gas was at a high of 58% in July 2012, which slumped to 54% last September and 53.3% this January, the long-running survey by YouGov for the University of Nottingham shows.
Last week, the Tory peer Lord Howell, who is chancellor George Osborne’s father-in-law and who caused a furore last year when he said fracking should take place in the “desolate” north-east, warned that fracking could cost the Conservative party electorally.
We are rather fond of our bit of the north east of England … and hope that it is not sacrificed.
Here is an example of local action from Australia – it may soon be like this here.
There will be a meeting in Walkington Village Hall on Monday 19th May at 7:30pm
Concerned about the drilling between Walkington and Bishop Burton?
· What could happen to our much beloved countryside?
· How could possible leakage from drilling effect the water supply?
· What happens if the drilling company find gas and or oil?
· How is low level radiation involved?
· Why have fracking campaigners been protecting the drill site near the Crawberry Hill between Walkington and Bishop Burton?
· How would a company extract those deposits?
Link to the opinion and fears of Fracking by an ex VP of Mobil.