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"Those who are prepared to organise to be more effective and more efficient should be able to reap substantially the rewards of that boldness ...

Take power now. Don’t let yourself, any longer, be ruled by someone else"

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Fracking Employment

From the Financial Times 16 October 2013

AMEC forecast just 15,900 to 24,300 nationwide - direct & indirect

Jobs would typically be short term, at between four and nine years

Only 17% of jobs so far have gone to local people

Rubbish!

Looking for misinformation, scaremongering, lies or stupidity?

It's all on this website (but only on this one post ) featuring the Reverend Mike Roberts.

(Oops - there's more! )

Here though is our favourite Reverend Roberts quote of all time - published in the Lancashire Evening Post on 5th August 2015

"If you dare oppose fracking you will get nastiness and harassment whether on social media, or face-to-face"

Yes you!

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Myth Busting

As the shale gas industry has started to develop in the UK a set of myths has emerged. Some of this is due to wishful thinking, but we think you also need to be aware that the industry has a very powerful lobbying presence and that it employs high powered PR agents to spin its story.

As an example Cuadrilla use PPS group who specialise in “working in the tougher areas of communication”

PPS group advertise their ability to mobilise local support thus:

Mobilising and securing support

Local support will unlock planning permissions. But how to find it?

PPS segments communities to understand which groups are most likely to support your particular scheme and the arguments they are most likely to respond to. We target the most promising sections of the community to mobilise support for your plans. Along the way we use social media techniques – Facebook groups, online petitions – as well as old-fashioned shoe leather to encourage supporters to make their views known.

We also have working relationships with polling companies and are able to use quantitative and qualitative research to measure local opinion. And our teams include political activists with long experience of the campaigning skills required to win local referenda on planning matters.

Presenting support in a way that resonates is important. Councillors often respond well to knowing the degree of support in their ward, they read local newspapers and they understand how rarely supporters write to local councils. Demonstrating local support is crucial to the localism agenda.

It is interesting to read how they are alleged to have gone about this in the past. You can find out for yourselves here http://www.powerbase.info/index.php/PPS_Group

The myths about fracking get repeated by many people who really should know a lot better, including even our local MEPs, and in the process they (the myths that is , not the MEPs) acquire a respectability which they really don’t deserve. With a recent survey showing that nearly half of the local population admit to knowing little or nothing about fracking we feel that it’s time to put the record straight.

The main myths are listed below – In this section of the web site we are going deal with each of these in more detail.

  • Fracking will mean cheaper energy
  • Fracking will create thousands of long term jobs for local people
  • Fracking fluids (slick water and flowback) are harmless
  • Fracking will mean a significant boost to the local economy
  • Fracking will give the UK energy security
  • Shale gas is less harmful to the atmosphere than other fossil fuels
  • Fracking is proven to be safe

Come back to see how we debunk each of these in turn over the next few weeks.

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Who's fault?

"What you have to be able to do when you decide you want to hydraulic fracture is make sure there are no faults in the area. That's really very very important"

Professor Mike Stephenson - Director of Science and Technology - British Geological Survey

Fracking the UK

Fracking The UK

Fracking the UK Volumes I and II now available free from this site

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