Tag: research

Fracking’s “dodgy dossiers”

17th June 2014 Paul Mobbs, an environmental researcher, told last night’s We Need To Talk About Fracking debate that the government was using “dodgy dossiers” to try to persuade people that fracking was safe. Ministers’ “placatory words” had “absolutely no substance whatsoever”, he said.

Fracking timeline – October 2013

15/10/13 Any decision about fracking in Northern Ireland should be a matter for the Executive as a whole, says the Enterprise Minister, Arlene Foster.  Her comments follows a debate in the Northern Ireland Assembly where the Minister of the Environment assured assembly members that in the absence of evidence […]

Does fracking bring down gas prices?

Who says it will? Michael Fallon, Minister for Energy and Business “The potential prize is huge: cheaper bills for everybody”  (31/7/13)  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/energy/10213985/The-potential-prize-from-fracking-is-huge.html Prime Minister, David Cameron Fracking has “real potential to drive energy bills down”. (11/8/13)  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10236664/We-cannot-afford-to-miss-out-on-shale-gas.html Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne “This is a major new energy source […]