posted on Jul, 19 2013 @ 05:25 AM
reply to post by ObservingYou
It's a bit ironic that you codemn the development of the shale oil industry while you are in fact part of the demand that requires it.
It would be nice to fill the tank of your automobiles with dreams and fairies, but at the end of the day, Britian and the majority of the planet
currently rely on fossil fuels for their energy demands.
Our dependence on this natural resource makes it an inelastic commodity, or in other words, one we are unable to substitute at present. The develop of
shale fields will be vital to keeping the planet going until alternative power sources are developed which are practical, as well as economical to
Unfortunately, we must sleep in the bed we have made. We have build up this oil dependent global infrastructure that is completely integrated into our
every day lives. It would be near impossible, dangerous and impractical to flip a switch and say "okay, no more oil and gas."
Further to your comment about the dangers of fracking, there is actual limited information on the negative effects of the process. I am not saying
there isn't a negative impact, but what industry doesn't leave a stain on this planet? I can tell you that with all the regulation and laws
surrounding the oil and gas industry, companies are investing in safe and reliable means of extraction and it is in their corporate interest to
maintain as environmentally friendly an operation as possible, while extracting resources. It's just good business practice. Hard to get more returns
and more investors when your rigs bleed oil into public neighbourhoods.
In any case, fracking is here to stay and I think it is wise of Cameron to take advantage of it before the nation suffers from a shortage which could
have dire effects on the economy.
edit on 19-7-2013 by MDDoxs because: (no reason given)