I was surprised to read such a positive account of fracking (Chad, September 28).
It is clear reading between the pitch from INEOS that the two per cent compensation will only go to the farmers that give up their land to fracking rather than directly to the surrounding properties. In my view the risk of contaminating land and water supplies, along with the dangers of both subsidence and earthquakes, seems to make this too much of a gamble for our community.
Speaking to a frack-free Ashfield activist, the gas obtained would go on the open market rather than be used to bring down fuel prices here in UK. With the cost of solar energy set to fall rapidly with newly developed efficiencies would we not be better off investing in greener energy sources?