The Government have announced proposed changes to legislation concerning fracking. The need for this legislation has been driven by environmental concerns.
Sometimes fracking can can be so noisy that it will annoy neighbours and even entire local communities. Blackpool with its famous Pleasure Beach was in the news when fracking reached a level such that the combined effect produced recordable tremors.
This brought the fracking problem to the Governments attention and a fracking inquiry was set up to recommend a solution. A team of fracking experts was put together and new legislation aimed at curbing uncontrolled fracking is to be put before parliament.
According to the experts fracking is less of a problem if done in an enclosed space. Fracking outdoors is the main contributor to environmental problems and the inquiry report recommends that in areas where there is known to be a lot of outdoor fracking special patrols are set up to discourage it. Community Service Officers eagerly agreed to lurk in alleyways and observe unauthorised fracking.
Civil liberties organisations are already referring to these CSOs as the “fracking police”. The Countryside Alliance is concerned that fracking will be driven indoors and have threatened to drop the 'o' from their name in protest.
Fracking watchers are concerned that the new fracking policy by the Government is just another attempt to prevent them from enjoying the harmless outdoor pursuit of late night strolling in the local car park.
Blackpool Town Council fear that the legislation may discourage tourists. Stanley Park, spokesman for the Council said ” We offer a fantastic range of fun activities and amusements however we feel that if we stamp out fracking we would remove the only pleasure some visitors get. ”
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