Fracking and tourism cannot co-exist

Fracking Free Ireland
Open letter to Minister from anon.
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Monday, 3 June 2013
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Depends how it is managed. Drive around central Alberta and you'd be correct - well pads dot the landscape; but then sit on Bournemouth Beach or visit Brownsea Island and you would not know you are looking at and on one of Europe's largest oilfields (Wytch Farm). So, you can hide these things if you really want to. Following the tracking operation, the footprint of the pad is significantly reduced, eventually to zero. The same for conventional oil rigs - try and find where Big Dog, Slisgarrow, Cairncastle were now - their existence has been erased from the landscape. But only if managed and regulated.