Shale gas drilling: UK fracking net widens

shale gas drilling

Many areas of Britain are to be opened up for shale gas drilling, it has been reported, with the government offering local communities up to £100,000 for each well that is subjected to fracking, which will be given even if gas is not produced.

The Telegraph reports that energy minister Michael Fallon will announce that the government will be “widening the search for shale”, and will warn communities “right across the south” to prepare for fracking to take place near their homes.

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Peter a journalist with 30 years experience of freelance writing, UK national newspaper and magazine production roles, and business development. In 2007, he developed and launched a mainstream-style green consumer magazine in the UK, called GreenerLiving, as a means of promoting sustainable change ‘within the system’. GreenerLiving closed during the post-crash recession, but Peter went on to become managing editor of the international ethical business title, Ethical Performance. However, Peter felt that the CSR sector has not succeeded in changing corporate priorities anywhere near fast enough, and so I decided to leave the treadmill of corporate employment and debt accumulation to focus on my own projects. Now poorer but a billion million times happier, he writes on political, economic and social issues – usually seriously, but sometimes as satire. He's currently writing Psychopath Economics, a book about the logic of social and economic power, belief systems, and the rise and fall of societies. Peter is convinced that ordinary people must educate themselves and exercise their economic leverage if we are to avoid social and environmental destruction.

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