Geology

Prof. David Smythe, University of Glasgow

“Fracking should be banned … in the UK”

David K. Smythe is Emeritus Professor of Geophysics at the University of Glasgow.

  • The UK is heavily faulted, is fundamentally different from the US, and these faults provide a potential fast-track pathway into drinking water aquifers
  • This has been recognised in France and Germany, but not in the UK where regulations are ill-equipped
Submission to the House of Lords economic affairs select committee

Submission to the House of Lords economic affairs select committee (click to read)