Campaigner: Fracking will devastate the area

CONTROVERSIAL: The new fracking site in Lancashire

THE government hasn’t taken enough notice of those against fracking, according to campaigner Gemma Seddon.

The Mancunian, while not on the frontline of the controversial site in Preston New Road, Lancashire, has been against the new fracking site since its inception.

Fracking in other countries has caused minor earthquakes and environmental damages as it involves the process of injecting liquid at high pressure into subterranean rocks and boreholes, to force open existing fissures and extract oil or gas.

Miss Seddon told the Jewish Telegraph: “It will be devastating for the community and the area.

“The company in charge, Cuadrilla, hasn’t got the foresight to see the unpredictable and uncontrollable situations which could arise because of this.

“Thirty per cent of the gas they take out of the ground will go into the air.”

The former King David schools pupil added that the company leading the fracking have, in reality “no idea” what the side holds.

She added: “It’s all experimental. This type of invasive drilling can contribute to earthquakes, water contamination and is not a long-term solution to a future energy crisis we, as a country, are facing.

“The government should be investing in renewable energy.”

London-based Miss Seddon, a freelance event producer, added: “Many of those allowing this to happen have investments in these companies which aren’t providing renewable energy.

“There are many conflicts of interest at the higher levels.”

Work on the site began on Monday, after an attempt to delay it through the courts failed.

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