most big companies have a proven history of registering the profit off shore to avoid dividends and taxes
Makes me wonder why businesses, pension funds and individuals invest in shares of these big companies.
if you genuinely think only tree huggers will protest this despite nations outlawing it then I suggest your research could do with some better looking
The only people who will protest are environmentalists and NIMBYs. Nobody else will care one way or the other. And protesting these days is largely pointless anyway, see Iraq, foxhunting etc. I saw a Starbucks protest in Glasgow last week- it was embarrassing. More Police (about 10) than protestors and Starbucks was full the whole time. People might have an opinion if asked but that's a world away from active participatory protest.
I won't be researching anything. I couldn't really care less about it. It makes sense to me, not to you, the government is open to it. It'll happen or not happen but either way I'll have absolutely no say in it. Me reading on why France has banned it and America won't make my life any better.
This will be company profit driven
You say that likes it's a bad thing.
The risks that are well known (at least they are it seems everywhere other than the UK, a proposal for shale gas mining in France was totally discounted recently) polluted water table etc are outweighed by the money/jobs/greed aspect ? Interesting way to look at it.
If there are vast untapped resources under our feet then any government should do everything it can to exploit them to the fullest extent. There are dangers and drawbacks with all sources or energy. We regulate and control those risks and benefit from oil and nuclear, what's the difference here?
Don't forget that this is also a finite source of energy unlike wind, wave and solar which would, if the gov lauded and gave incentives to would also create thousands of jobs
Aye, if it lasts for 60 years it might be long enough to get a green supply that can meet our needs.
far less damage to the environment.
I feel like the panto villain on this site.
And with attiudes like that it's no wonder that the british public get repeatedly shat on by employers, government, banks, health service etc......jesus
'I can't change anything' what a piss poor argument.
...it would be interesting to see where they think the additional water will come from to source such a huge scale of fracking.
Erm... The sea?
Isn't Blackpool one of the main sites this is being considered?
I could be wrong but I'm don't think salt water can be used because of some sort of bonding thing with the gas.