E quando os residuos do fracking comecarem, entao nos e o ambiente vamos estar protegidos?
Hydraulic fracturing is a method of drilling and fracturing layers of rock deep below the ground. Modern gas and oil drilling is a process of drilling many thousands of feet down into shale rock, then drilling laterally for many more hundreds or thousands of feet and pumping in a mix of water, mud and chemicals at high pressure to break the shale apart and free up oil and gas for extraction.
The Portuguese government has indicated that not only will Fracking be taking place onshore and offshore, but that pipelines will have to be built. Check out this Canadian video to see how this decision can impact on your life and on our planet, and what are the alternatives.
Unconventional gas exploration is threatening Britain and Ireland. Licenses and planning applications have already been granted by the Government with little or no community consultation. The scale of the industrialisation and impacts are never discussed.