#Fracking Conference “Continuing the Debate” in #Manchester – if you have a spare £330 …

This may be fun. Sadly I’ve left my petty cash in my other wallet

fracking25septGovtoday and Securing the Future are delighted to announce Fracking North: Continuing the Debate on Hydraulic Fracturing for Gas. Due to the high demand and huge success of this event in London in May this year, this conference now moves to the North of England. The Conference will be held on Thursday 25th September at MediaCity Uk, Manchester.

Fracking was banned temporarily in 2011 after two earthquakes of 2.3 and 1.5 in magnitude were recorded in Blackpool. Despite evidence that it can cause earthquakes; a new Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) undertaken by consultancy AMEC and commissioned by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) found that ‘fracking’ – the hydraulic fracturing method of extracting gas from shale rock – should continue. The assessment claims that new fracking activity could deliver up to 25 per cent of the UK’s current gas demand in the 2020s while supporting between 16,000 and 32,000 additional jobs. Environmental activists, however, have slammed the report claiming that fracking will bring with it “significant negative effects” such as groundwater contamination, radioactive waste, severe methane leakage, air pollution and climate change….

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One Response to #Fracking Conference “Continuing the Debate” in #Manchester – if you have a spare £330 …

  1. Roger Griffiths says:

    If Marc is willing to attend perhaps we could ‘crowd-fund’ is entrance fee. I would be happy to pledge 25 pounds.
    Roger Griffiths

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