Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan
Clearly your nation doesn't depend on any NorAm dentists...
You might want to reconsider that option; we could help in vastly reducing the population of snaggle-toothed yokels in Britain.
We don't need your dentists, unless we all wanted those stupid unnatural glow-in-the dark teeth that you have over there which make you look daft.
Fracking has been around for many decades.
How much longer will it take your gvt to 'approve' something that has been around so long?
In order to frack shale gas you have to know there's shale gas down there first. You can't just frack without knowing there's any there.
Hydraulic fracturing in the United Kingdom has been common in North Sea oil and gas fields since the late 1970s, and has been used in about 200 British onshore oil and gas wells since the early 1980s but shale gas fracking has only attracted attention in Britain since 2007. Since then exploratory drilling has taken place in places such as Blackpool and Sussex.
The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has identified large areas of eastern and southern England as having the "best shale gas potential":
The main identified runs from just south of Middlesbrough in a crescent through East Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire and the Cotswolds to Somerset and Wiltshire. It then turns along the South Coast and Downs, including most of Dorset, Hampshire, Sussex, Surrey and Kent. Shale gas sites are under investigation in the Sussex commuter belt, near Haywards Heath, the Mendip Hills, south of Bath, in Kent, Lincolnshire, south Wales, Staffordshire and Cheshire, as well as more sites near the existing find in Lancashire.
How are you planning on getting the gas from the North on down?..
Carry it in buckets maybe?
Pipes would be a lot easier. Pipes are long, tubular structures which help to easily transport liquids from one place to another.
Ministers want to change trespass law to boost fracking
22 April 2014 (external - login to view)
Ministers want to give energy companies the right to run shale gas pipelines under private land, Whitehall sources have confirmed.
The planned move - aimed at kick-starting the fracking industry - will be included in the Queen's Speech as part of an Infrastructure Bill.
The companies will still need planning permission to drill for shale gas.
But they will be able to install pipes to transport the gas under private land without fear of breaking trespass laws.
Prime Minister David Cameron has also indicated that the government could cut subsidies for land-based wind farms when it has "built enough to meet all our targets".
Ministers fear landowners and anti-fracking protesters would use existing law to block shale gas extraction in the UK, as it suggests prior permission is needed to run pipelines thousands of feet below private land.
BBC political correspondent Iain Watson said the Infrastructure Bill would make clear that putting pipes under private land would not constitute trespass - but it would also give the affected landowners the right to compensation.
BBC News - Ministers want to change trespass law to boost fracking (external - login to view)
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