BAN ALL EXTREME ENERGY - UNCONVENTIONAL GAS EXTRACTION IN WARWICKSHIRE.
1. The industrialisation of our countryside is unacceptable. 2. All of the 'unconventionals' represent a direct threat to the environment, through: a: Irreversible pollution of the aquifer. b:Toxic legacy for the future. c: Subsidence and Seismic activity. d: Methane gas escape (potent greenhouse gas). e: Surface and subterranean explosions. f: Uncontrolled underground coal fires. g: Massive infrastructure development of the land. h: Increase in heavy traffic. i: Increase in noise, light and odour pollution. j: Pollution of waterways. k: Toxic spills on the land. Extreme Energy will not create local jobs, neither will it reduce our energy bills. It will devalue our homes and scar the countryside. Despite industry claims, none of the techniques are 'established' or 'safe'. Carbon capture storage, as planned in the case of UCG is a new, untested and unproven technology. CCS would be experimental here. CCS would require continual monitoring for hundreds of years to check for CO2 escape. All well casings DO fail eventually and accidents DO happen. Increased use of fossil fuels should not be pursued as an energy strategy. We wish to preserve our way of life, our beautiful countryside and we wish our legacy to our children and grandchildren to be a clean, unspoilt future not an industrialised toxic wasteland. We must protect and preserve our natural water resource. Ban ALL unconventional gas and coal exploitation in Warwickshire.