Why The Government Are So Wrong About The Environment… Again.
And they continue to ignore their electorate.
Parliament has just passed legislation to officially allow Hydraulic fracturing, or Fracking, but only in National Parks. The legislation passed is somewhat bizarre, as over the past few years campaigners have successfully supressed any motions put forward by the Government and had them stopped. But now, the parliament has passed legislation, without debate, to allow the extraction of Shale gas from 1,200 metres underground.
Surprisingly, the party that also endorsed the extraction of the gas, the Liberal Democrats, was also, in essence, the same party that brought about the national park. Alarmingly, Fracking is unwelcome across the board from campaigners to the residents of the area affected, such like the case of Balcombe in Sussex so the government’s idea to even forward the motion is preposterous.
Though there has been much dissent from the campaigners and the public, the fact that the Conservative government have still went ahead with the plans, almost sums up their dissolution with the general public. From the rise in tuition fees, to the recent working tax-credits, this is the third time now that the government – the people that represent the population of the UK, or with the rise of the SNP, England – just haven’t listened to the electorate.
The most shameful part of the whole affair is that at a time when the environment is acting somewhat out of character around the world, the government are still persisting in ignoring it. They can’t fund, or pay for better flood defences, but they can fund a form of extraction that is similar to that of sucking the left overs of a drink from a cardboard cup.
It too makes an annoying noise, except this noise travels over and through houses to the other side of the borough that it would be situated in. However, the analogy of the left overs of a soft drink coming from the bottom of a cardboard cup is not only relevant to the annoyance of the sound, but it also describes Fracking to a tee.
In all its foulness, Fracking works in a way that the apparatus used for it would be sucking out the left overs of shale gas. The problem is with that, is that by fitting the pipeline into the ground, the extractors would be deeply affecting the surrounding areas ground. Not only that but the vibrations and sound around the site would scare off any of the natural inhabitants of the land.
It’s strange to think, that the government have officially passed legislation that would ruin land that is considered a “National Park” . Not only that, but the name itself implies a lot more. The parks are subsidised, some even run by central Government. Fantastically, the Government are now openly, destroying land they consider to good to be considered normal land.
This nonsensical legislation, unsurprisingly, wasn’t given half as much publicity as the Syria vote. Reason being, that realistically it’s not seen as that important, because it hasn’t affect anyone yet. But when the general public who didn’t show interest now, are up and down the country hearing annoying noises at seven in the morning, that’s when things will probably, change.
Better yet, say if Fracking is found to be unsafe, when the land around their house collapses in on itself, they can’t exactly blame the government, because they’ll just be ignored even further.
It’s hard to understand how David Cameron’s Government has come to this conclusion. Yet again their own ignorance, is representative of how the failure to have an attractive opposing party. If Labour had actually been good under Ed Miliband, they probably would have been elected.