Rob Hopkins: 6 reasons why there’s no community in fracking | Transition Network

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This month we’ve been looking at the potential of scaling up Transition, what the obstacles to doing that might be, and a range of perspectives on what’s needed to enable that to happen.  Right in the middle of that, David Cameron announced last week that the UK is now going “all out for fracking”, and urging people to get behind the process.  It’s as clear an indication as you could wish for that David Holmgren’s recent assertion that we are moving into a ‘Brown Tech’ scenario, where concerns about climate change are sidelined by an all-out push for what fossil fuel reserves remain, is what’s actually unfolding.  But, although we’ve debated the pros and cons of fracking here before, is he right to say that shale gas is a good way to benefit communities?

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