The case for fracking is yet to be proven on environmental or economic grounds, the national officer of the GMB union has said, reacting to reports on the forthcoming British Geological Survey, which is expected to reveal huge oil reserves across Southern England.
Fracking needs to be subject to an honest, rational debate that focuses on a plan for energy, including gas in the UK.
The expected announcement on compensation is yet another knee jerk move by a government that has lost any credibility on energy policy.
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