The fracking and shale gas farce continues
September 5, 2014 1 Comment
Tory energy minister Matthew Hancock is the latest Tory Charlie to enthuse about the supposed benefits of fracking and shale gas. “I want to speed up shale. It takes too long at the moment. We have to ensure that instead of an array of complicated permissions we have very firm but very clear rules.” Oh good, full speed ahead. No need to worry about the recent disaster in Ohio then.
Or indeed, no need to worry about the huge cost to the taxpayer for policing the many legitimate peaceful protests that are taking place around the UK. No need to worry about the cost of the damage to roads caused by lorries, something I witnessed myself last year in Balcombe. Would the industry survive if they had to pay for such “inconveniences”?
All is well. Keep burning those fossil fuels, we really don’t need to worry about all that climate change stuff do we? The fracking companies get massive subsidies and tax breaks to damage the environment – maximum profit and minimum risk for the investors and shareholders. Corporate Britain strikes again – hurrah! More info at Frack Off.