Fracking “unlikely to work” say experts

A 9 month enquiry led by former energy minister Charles Hendry has found that fracking is “unlikely” to deliver cheap and plentiful gas for the UK. Conversely PM David Cameron is on record as saying:

“We should take part in fracking because this might be a revolution and if we ignored it completely we could be giving our economy much higher energy prices than would otherwise be necessary” 

Fracking releases the gas from the rocks by blasting a mixture of sand, chemicals and water into them. It has been linked to earth tremors and water pollution and was temporarily banned in the UK after causing two earthquakes in the Blackpool area.

Full report courtesy of the Independent here.