The next meeting of Trawsnewid Llandrindod Transition will be on Tuesday 22 July from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Herb Garden Café, Llandrindod. There will be a series of short films on hydraulic fracturing (fracking), followed by a discussion.
Large areas of Britain have been identified as containing underground reserves of natural gas that can be released by a process which injects a mixture of water, chemicals and sand into the rock at high pressure. Proponents promise a new era of cheap energy, job creation and economic benefits. Opponents are concerned about water and air pollution and other environmental impacts.
In these short films we will provide:
- a clear overview of the technical process of fracking
- a summary of the problems that have emerged in those areas of the USA where fracking is already used on a large scale
- the concerns that politicians, environmentalists and local people in Britain have about fracking in this country
- case studies from around the world looking at specific aspects of fracking
Have you made up your mind yet about fracking? Come and learn more about this vitally important topic, and contribute to the discussion.