Fracking was always a popular controversy topic at ESIEE. I remember a nice poster by a team in the ITMP 12 cohort. In those days fracking experimentation was going on not far from ESIEE in the Seine et Marne. That’s no longer the case in France, but in the UK the 2011 moratorium was unfrozen in 2012 and fracking has been on the move.
Today’s news is that a ten day old horizontal (drilling) fracking operation in the UK has produced a second small earthquake (tremor) within 24 hours. The operation has been stopped temporarily although, according to the BBC, the company doing the work plans to resume on Monday.
My plan is to « track the frack » for a couple of days and to roll out a few controversy mapping techniques. This may be of use later to the MoTIS students I hope to be teaching at the end of the month when it comes to doing programme-antiprogramme assignments.
For the time being here is the BBC link
And a second very interesting to the Guardian whose article hints that there is a lot at stake.
Back soon I hope and remember to reset the clocks…