ALTERNATIVE SOURCES - CUADRILLA FRACKING IN THE NORTH WEST

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Geography (ENERGY SECURITY) Mind Map on ALTERNATIVE SOURCES - CUADRILLA FRACKING IN THE NORTH WEST, created by beth.nightingale on 04/09/2013.
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ALTERNATIVE SOURCES - CUADRILLA FRACKING IN THE NORTH WEST
1 Cuadrilla says it will create 100s of jobs across the region
1.1 1700 full time jobs if it was to operate in 40 sites across Britain
1.2 Boost local economy
1.2.1 Employment for suppliers and contractors
1.2.2 Generate millions for authorities through business rates etc
2 BUT lots of opposition
2.1 Drilling process unsafe and adds to carbon emissions
2.1.1 Shale gas production emits more G.G. than coal (Cornell University)
2.2 Destroys countryside
2.3 Pollutes groundwater
2.3.1 Methane leaks
2.4 Take away vital funding from green solutions already known to work/be safe
2.5 Future power needs should come from wind, solar, tidal and we should use energy more carefully
3 Two earth tremors at site near Blackpool
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