A must watch film, scary and i hope it aint gonna happen in Europe on the same scale.It is happening all across America-rural landowners wake up one day to find a lucrative offer from an energy company wanting to lease their property. Reason? The company hopes to tap into a reservoir dubbed the "Saudi Arabia of natural gas." Halliburton developed a way to get the gas out of the ground-a hydraulic drilling process called "fracking"-and suddenly America finds itself on the precipice of becoming an energy superpower.
You could definitely see some local concillor in the middle of Offaly or somewhere signing over just about everything for a brown envelope and allow them start work first thing Monday. And there definitely aint no coming back from it.
Seen it before, excellent doc - are some Aussie company not preparing to do this somewhere in the west of Ireland soon?
That trailer is damn scary! The ancestral homestead is too close for comfort to the part of Leitrim-Roscommon where the gas is... But all is OK! The BBC are quoting a report by 'pscienticians' that fracking is good - possible earthquakes notwithstanding.
'Fracking for oil and gas is a safe process, providing proper safety measures are taken, according to an independent report.
'Fracking is seen as a controversial way of extracting gas or oil from the ground and could be used in Northern Ireland.
'It is a process where rock deep underground is split or fractured by forcing liquid into it to release oil or gas. A report on Tuesday confirmed minor earthquakes near Blackpool were caused by a fracking operation.'
Interestingly, they don't name the independent authors of the study. I do wonder why...
Hello, hello? What's going on? What's all this shouting, we'll have no trouble here!
- E Tattsyrup.
And thats only Leitrim. If it gets anywhere near places like Carlow given their councils history in property matters then there will be all sorts of strokes being pulled. Its aint the TDs we have to be afraid of, its all the two bit councillors looking to make a name for themselves or worse again, the ones who want it all to go undetected. You couldn't make up half the stuff that goes on ...... but this time its not a quarry owner pours 3 million tonnes of dirt into your backyard to block out the daylight in an effort to get you to sell, its a fracking company who will throw coppers at councillors to have the privilege of doing untold damage .... and damage that there is no coming back from.