It is destroying our good farming land and water reserves and now the economics of Fracking or Coal Gas Seam Mining is also being called into question.
A recent article in The New York Times stated that many successful wells are not producing the amount of gas anticipated making the initial predictions harder to achieve.
If these original predictions are not met and the costs of extracting the gas continues to rise not only will investments in this industry falter but the consumer will be paying increased costs for its products.
One email sent to The New York Times states “The word in the world of independents is that the shale plays are just giant Ponzi schemes and the economics just do not work.”.
As countries around the world jump on the Fracking Bandwagon lives, water and good farmland are being destroyed for quick financial fixes.
At a time in history when the planet is at its most fragile toxic chemicals are being pumped into our precious earth at an alarming rate.
With water shortages predicted for our future a million gallons of water are being used for each well and much of that water is contaminated by the process.
Valuable water reserves are fast being destroyed along with precious farmland.
Many areas being mined are rich food producing areas, sites of future food security that will never be the same again.
The Australian government is arguing over a carbon tax while allowing toxic chemicals to flow freely through its most valuable land.
Odorless methane gas and now we are also learning radiation once safely stored deep within the earth are also side products of this mining.
While governments talk up the benefits of the coal gas seam mining industry the economic viability of this industry is now in question.
In France already a moratorium on Coal Seam Gas Mining is in place.
Let's hope other governments around the world wake up and work out their `REAL' priorities before our planet is damaged beyond repair.
Chemical free living, organic food, sustainable home, community garden, permaculture and renewed health after a third breast cancer.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Posted by A Greenearth at 4:18 PM