With 64% of England above deposits of natural gas which the Gas and Oil Industry surveys say can be accessed via Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) , the North West may well be reshaped in our lifetimes.
The Fylde coastal area close to Blackpool is the site of test drilling by Cuadrilla despite increasing opposition from local people.
House prices have already crashed and the market seized up in the local area.
This will happen everywhere that Fracking occurs.
The Youtube film "Split Estate" linked above (copy and paste the link if it doesn't work ), offers background evidence of the experiences of ranchers and other rural residents in parts of the USA which has been fracked since the late 1990s.
Hidden dangers, toxic pollution, water contamination , air dangers and all manner of alleged illnesses caused are related by those affected personally. Some families have been forced to move out of state to escape the problems caused by fracking wells ,
giving up everything they've worked for all their lives, many for the sake of their children and grandchildren.
Legislators have also been caught working hand in glove with the companies that have now been absolved of any responsibility through legal exemptions introduced by ostensibly corrupt politicians ,up t the White House itself.
This excellent documentary is a must see for all those living or working close to possible fracking sites , many across this region wil be affected for generations to come, and once the land and water contamination occurs , tracts of the region will become
uninhabitable for years to come.
UN Agenda 21 (now rebranded Local Government for Sustainability) is the blueprint for these changes .
Remember until recently fracking wasn't viable , but now, due to the high cost of energy, particularly gas and oil , it's worth the effort and investment .
The possible damage to communities across the North West including the environmental destruction and water contamination is simply not supportable according to increasing numbers of people who are getting active opposing fracking in their aras. As these people
wake up to the reality of what this means for their community , groups are being launched to expose the dangers rallying opposition to what NWTRA believes is a dangerous development which requires very strict regulation at every stage ..to protect the future
for us all.
Please take the time to watch this superb You tube film ......