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  • "Fracking is mooted as the new 'north sea oil', it isn't. In America it has failed to prove a viable alternative, and Americans aren't bothered with the occasional earthquake or two so long as profit is in it ! Car owners are so desperate for oil and petrol they will go for anything so long as they can drive. If I was them I'd start learning to ride horses ! we ARE going to run out at some point, no matter what they do. The only way to conserve what the planet still has is to get 60% of car traffic OFF the road. We have Asia/China/S Americans all wanting cars and driving too,logic suggests we will all be walking pretty soon. That, or a world war."
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Fracking debate

I NOTICED with concern that fracking is slipping off media agenda. In order to satisfy their gas/petrol guzzling public with their huge cars, the Americans embrace fracking with open arms. Already there have been more than 150 recorded incidents involving contaminated water; many of the underground water tables are polluted, and the latest worrying incident occurred in a small village in Pennsylvania where a fracking well exploded with a huge fire, causing parts of the surrounding inhabitants to be evacuated.

Cameron and the Tories are joining the Americans in a headlong rush to make Britain the fracking capital of Europe. Some of the most eminent professors in this country and the US have tried to alert people to the dangers of fracking, but our governments are turning a blind eye and deaf ear to those concerns.

I am not a Luddite, and I don’t say no, never to fracking. But we must have an in-depth enquiry into fracking and look at all the scientific evidence that is available. And before we sink one fracking well, let’s make absolutely sure of the safety of the British people.

Ray Davies Bedwas Caerphilly

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