The sun was shining and the wind was blowing steadily across the manicured Jacob Rhys-Mogg Garden and the Somerset Hills beyond.
“Obviously on a day like this, right?” said Gary Marsh, a stoner and neighbor to the business minister and Conservative MP for North East Somerset. We should allocate more money to solar and wind energy. In addition to the strength of the tides on the coast in places like Burnham-on-Sea and Weston-super-Mare. No cracking, tampering with land and water.”
Marsh and other residents who lived near the Rees-Mog Circle home, the Grade II graded red sandstone Gurnay mansion in the village of West Harptery, were accommodating their deputies. He claimed at the Conservative Party conference that he would be ‘delighted’ if his garden was broken up. “I don’t think a lot of people here would like that,” Marsh said.
One of Reese Mog’s close neighbors, who asked not to be named, said when she thought about hydraulic fracturing The image that came to my mind was the flames flowing from taps in the United States. “And then I started to get worried Earthquakes experienced in Lancashire. I don’t feel wise to me. I don’t think his opinions represent what most people here feel.”
Another nearby neighbor, who also asked not to be identified (this is a small village and Reese Moog holds the power), laughed when asked about the cracker. “He’s just doing it to stir up discussion, right? I think he is, anyway.”
David Wood, LDP member for the Mendeep Pavilion, which houses Race Moog Park, doesn’t think it’s about laughter.
“By saying that he would be happy to crack in his back garden, Mr. Reese-Mogg shows how elusive it is,” Wood said. “People are crying out for help in the cost of living crisis, which hydraulic fracturing will do nothing to address, and for action on insulation and other efficiency measures to reduce fuel shortages and wasted energy.
“The government should focus on these issues rather than destroying the environment and focus on moving away from fossil fuels to renewable energy built in the right places, making the UK independent of global energy markets and preparing us for long-term sustainability.”
There has always been concern in these parts that fracking might affect the rivers and streams that flow into them Lake Chiu Valley, which supplies Bristol with plenty of drinking water. There are concerns, too Tampering with the local geology could cut off the hot water supply to BathIt is believed to have originated in the Mendip Hills.
Charlotte Howell-Jones, a Race Moog voter who last month organized a demonstration against hydraulic fracturing in northeast Somerset under the rule of Parents for the future Signboard. When asked if she thought Reese-Mogg was serious, she replied, “It might depend on what the nanny thinks. But in reality, if something goes wrong, he’ll have another home to move into. Most people don’t have that luxury.”
Promising more protests around the Reese-Mogg home, she said, “As societies we don’t want hydraulic fracturing, we don’t want new oil and gas. We want sustainable, clean and renewable energy.”
But not everyone is against this idea.
A member of the diocese council, who also requested anonymity, said: “We have stuffed Putin. Many people will suffer this winter and next winter. Unpopular quick measures may have to be taken.”
Peter Bowden, whose family has run the village store for nearly 60 years, said the store may have to close if energy bills triple as expected. “It has become impossible to continue,” Bowden said.
“To be honest, I’d be careful if we had cracking in the village. We need short term repairs. There are a lot of people here who will be against – they don’t like the trucks coming and the risks to house prices but I think we need to find ways to stop relying on others for our strength.” We have to become independent. If that means fracking, so be it.”