Not in my back yard!

Hydraulic fracturing or fracking is a means of natural gas extraction employed in deep natural gas well drilling. Once a well is drilled, millions of gallons of water, sand and proprietary chemicals are injected, under high pressure, into a well. The pressure fractures the shale and props open fissures that enable natural gas to flow more freely out of the well.

For each frack, 80-300 tons of chemicals may be used. Presently, the natural gas industry does not have to disclose the chemicals used, but scientists have identified volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene.

These compounds are carcinogens (cancer causing substances) and teratogens (can cause damage to the unborn foetus) and I’m quite sure no one would like it if they were to leak into our drinking water.

It appears that an area between Pontarddulais and Clydach has been earmarked for further exploration by a Scottich company named composite Energy.

We must fight this environmentally destructive and unnecessary exploitation of our land and drive support for a massive renewable energy initiative. The green new deal will create one million sustainable jobs in the renewable energy and insulation sectors and would help our economy.

Please join the Facebook campaign and fight this damaging form of energy production.



One response to this post.

  1. Quotes from our Press Release were included in an article in the Evening Post on 20 January. You can read the article on their website here.


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