I always liked Boris Johnson but…..

Ignore the doom merchants, Britain should get fracking

As for the anxieties about water poisoning or a murrain on the cattle, there have been 125,000 fracks in the US, and not a single complaint to the Environmental Protection Agency.

That single comment in the article tells me that the man is just blather from an empty watermelon head.

Perhaps someone should tell him to do a little research before spouting such nonsense.

Before fracking became the subject of a high-stakes national debate, federal agencies appeared to be moving aggressively to study whether the drilling technique was connected to mounting complaints of water pollution and health problems near well sites nationwide.

EPA’s Abandoned Wyoming Fracking Study One Retreat of Many

Nationwide, residents living near fracked gas wells have filed over 1,000 complaints regarding tainted water, severe illnesses, livestock deaths, and fish kills.

ALEC at 40: Turning Back the Clock on Prosperity and Progress

As in Parker County and Dimock, these state regulators are the reason the EPA stepped in to begin with—because they had not given adequate attention to residents’ drinking water complaints in the first place.

Leaked Report Shows EPA Censored Dimock’s Fracking Water Contamination Study

That is just a handful from a Google seach:

The issue is whether fracking causes water pollution and/or earthquakes and it does both. That does not mean the UK should not go ahead, but stringent controls should be in place to ensure compliance with safe methods and mitigation of damage.

Boris’s comment is incorrect, ill considered and just plain daft!

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