Fracking is a hotly contested issue and it is important to be informed about the facts. When reading media coverage, industry and scientific reports we would encourage readers to question:
- Who has produced the information?
- How were they funded?
- What are their motivations e.g. community safety or profit?
- How has the research been reviewed?
Type “fracking” into Google and you’ll get over 15 million search results. Type in “Underground Coal Gasification” or “eroei” and you face a slightly reduced information overload. When the mainstream media has been hijacked by the very corporations who want to keep the population confused and in the dark, the best way to see the bigger picture is to do your own research.
Aim to find out everything you can about the technology, economics and everyone involved; the companies, investors, the directors and executives and the advocates.