Will fracking in Lancashire’s green hills solve Britain’s energy crisis?

Guardian: For a site symbolising a future that will either poison our countryside or bring us unlimited amounts of cheap, pollution-free energy, Elswick is a distinctly underwhelming destination for a visit. The gas-power station, owned by the UK drilling company Cuadrilla, lies in the Fylde area of Lancashire and consists of a large square of cleared ground, a few cabins and some metal pipes. For most of the week, the site – surrounded by farmland – is unmanned. Yet according to Cuadrilla, Elswick is a......

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