Why is fracking bad?


Greenpeace "fracking site" in Parliament Square. David Holt London

People object to fracking for two main reasons: one is that the fracturing of the underground shale rock can cause very minor earthquakes, and there have been reports of it forcing shale gas to the surface where it has ignited even in people’s homes. This is rare.

The other main objection to it is that the burning of shale gas is not as environmentally friendly as renewable sources of energy.

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