We met at the Green Conference at the Adelphi Hotel on Saturday after the Frack policy debate…
Re the 17th, can we arrange in advance to do an on-camera interview and can you think of any questions that need to be asked but generally don’t get asked about the UK situation?
Paul Littler (Freeworld-Films)
Sorry for the delay in responding.
No problem doing and interview. The aspect of all this that I think is being neglected is the issue of democracy and accountability in the planning process. It is the central theme of my submission to the planning inquiry, which I have attached for you.
All the other issues are pretty obvious but the subject of largely polarised opinions.
That there are inherent risks to water supply, health issues, enhanced seismic activity and consequences for global warming (and all that implies) is established.
The extent of these risks is subject to intense debate and largely impossible to assess with any degree of accuracy or certainty due to a whole range of technical issues.
Similarly, the arguments over the economics of the industry are riddled with uncertainty and contorted by vested interests.
It therefore boils down to whether the risks are worth taking or not.
My own position is simple enough on all these matters:
Add this little lot up together and my answer to the big question is NO, the risks simply are not worth taking!!
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