Insurers already refusing to insure homes in areas designated for fracking

After the floods in Somerset and elsewhere comes this new blow: a couple in Wells have been refused insurance purely because they live in an area which may be used for fracking. And somehow, I cannot see the government being worried about this at all. Not when Cameron has donned a hard hat to visit a fracking plant in Lancashire, and Peter Lilley has interests in the petrochemical industry.

Pride's Purge

(not satire – it’s the UK today!)

The coalition government has decided that more than half of Britain and two-thirds of England will be open to fracking despite compelling evidence the process may cause serious environmental, health and structural damage.

But now it seems insurers are starting to refuse to insure home owners against the affects of the damage – which can include flooding, earthquakes, land slips, sink holes and other serious problems.

Here’s the experience of one home owner who was recently refused coverage by two insurance companies from the possible affects of fracking:

Insurance shock for Wells home owners

The householder was refused coverage by the insurance companies despite no fracking licences yet being granted in the householders area. Simply the fact the area had been designated a suitable place for future exploration into shale gas extraction was enough.

So not only do we risk having our health, our…

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