Fracking - Did you know?
The meaning of moratorium is a delay or suspension of an activity or law, it refers to the temporary suspension. This means fracking is on ‘pause’, it has not been officially banned in the UK.
The Process of Fracking...
- Drilling into the earth
- Pumping down a mixture of water and chemicals
- This releases gas trapped in the rocks
- April 2011 - Tremor of magnitude 2,3
- May 2011 - Tremor of magnitude 1.4
- December 2012 - Moratorium of fracking was lifted
- August 2019 - Largest tremor recorded of magnitude 2.9
- November 2019 - Government put a moratorium on fracking
- Reduced Coal Production
- Job Creation
- Water Contamination
- Carbon Emission