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B971 - The Fracking Bill 2016 watch

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    I agree with Nigel Farage though, might want to increase the fine
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    It's a Nay from me, at least for now - when renewable energy is more prevalent and supplying us with a lot more power, then perhaps we can start to phase it out, however at this time, we need to keep it.
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    Good, it will never be banned, even if we take what you mean to say, that attitude would have us stuck in prehistory.
    It's a fossil fuel, it's not exactly time sensitive. Wait until technology has been invented and tested elsewhere, why should the UK (and of course, not the wealthy areas I'll add) be guinea pigs?
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    (Original post by That Bearded Man)
    It's a fossil fuel, it's not exactly time sensitive. Wait until technology has been invented and tested elsewhere, why should the UK (and of course, not the wealthy areas I'll add) be guinea pigs?
    Well, again, stuck in the stone age. Often times the problem with waiting is the knock on effects. If we'd said about the railways "oh, let somebody else test them" would we have done as well as we did? What about if everybody takes the same attitude? We can be fairly confident it is pretty safe and put regulations in to that end, if the private sector wish to attempt to make these advances they should be able to, it's better to be ahead of development rather than behind.
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    nay.
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    Well, again, stuck in the stone age. Often times the problem with waiting is the knock on effects. If we'd said about the railways "oh, let somebody else test them" would we have done as well as we did? What about if everybody takes the same attitude? We can be fairly confident it is pretty safe and put regulations in to that end, if the private sector wish to attempt to make these advances they should be able to, it's better to be ahead of development rather than behind.
    And why would you volunteer to be on the front line every time? I disliked fracking but what exactly is "pretty safe?" - it's an unnecessary unknown when if we wait we'll have better technology and a better understanding.
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    (Original post by That Bearded Man)
    And why would you volunteer to be on the front line every time? I disliked fracking but what exactly is "pretty safe?" - it's an unnecessary unknown when if we wait we'll have better technology and a better understanding.
    If we wait how long? 5 years, 10, 50?

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    I don't see why not at all
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    Abstain.
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    We should be utilising other sources before fracking and even then this is not safe
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    (Original post by That Bearded Man)
    People who have the knowledge and experience of cracking frequently oppose the building of such in their area. Like nuclear, except more so, until it cannot be conclusively be proven safe it should be banned.

    Were it be legal would you support state fracking or just selling the rights and taking a small percentage of product?
    Nuclear energy is very much safe and is a far more economically viable solution than other renewables for the moment. Disasters like Chernobyl and Fukushima are caused almost solely by human error, and there are now appropriate safety measures in place and more advanced reactors preventing similar accidents from occurring.
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    (Original post by Saracen's Fez)
    Part of me feels the replacement energy source needs to be in place first. If you can convince me that it is, then I will support this.
    I would say though that the only way to get the replacement energy source to be viable in the first place is for non-renewables to become too expensive and inconvenient, energy companies are never going to switch out of their own good will.
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    We need to make electricity cheaper, not more expensive by banning fracking.
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    (Original post by KomradeKorbyn)
    I would say though that the only way to get the replacement energy source to be viable in the first place is for non-renewables to become too expensive and inconvenient, energy companies are never going to switch out of their own good will.
    I don't disagree, the government needs to take a leading role in the development process as a consequence. We will see whether that happens under the current administration, but my hopes aren't high.
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    We need fracking until viable renewable alternatives are ready to replace fossil fuels. If it's done responsibly and with safety in mind, there should be no risk to the environment. I don't think I can actually vote yet but it would be a no.
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    It's an aye from me
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    (Original post by Saracen's Fez)
    Part of me feels the replacement energy source needs to be in place first. If you can convince me that it is, then I will support this.
    (Original post by PetrosAC)
    This is my view, and I'm honestly not convinced we are ready just yet
    Have you forgot the work I was doing last term as energy sec?
 
 
 
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