Category: Employment

Unwelcome Visitors

Unwelcome Visitors

Cuadrilla are trying to claim today that fracking will result in a tourism boom for Lancashire. They even shipped over a bombastic B&B battleaxe from Yorkshire to try to make their point for them. However, it won’t. How do we know? Why because their planning expert witness told us just...

Cuadrilla’s incredible shrinking supply chain Part 2

Cuadrilla’s incredible shrinking supply chain Part 2

Back in April we noticed that Cuadrilla had failed to issue and update in 2017 Q1 as promised, and commented that we’d noticed an apparent reduction in the number of companies claimed to be registered on the supply chain portal. On 31st May Cuadrilla finally released an updated “quarterly” tracker...

How many jobs might fracking bring to the UK?

How many jobs might fracking bring to the UK?

At the public session of the inquiry I gave a presentation to the Inspector on what the industry’s own figures might suggest as a reasonable estimate for the number of jobs that fracking might create in the UK – direct, indirect and induced (or in layman’s terms, within the fracking...

The blame game

The blame game

The pro-fracker’s latest PR stunt is to try to profit from the misfortune of a PR Marriott employee who has been made redundant by trying to lay the entire blame for this on Lancashire County Council (for having refused permission to Cuadrilla to sink exploration wells last July), and by...

So what did the government NOT want you know about the impacts of fracking?

So what did the government NOT want you know about the impacts of fracking?

The Report on The Shale Gas Rural Economy impacts was published in heavily redacted form, generating a storm of protest in March 2014. Over a year later, and coincidentally just after the LCC decisions on Cuadrilla’s two development site applications, on July 1st 2015, the full report was finally published....

Poor Yosser!

Poor Yosser!

Yesterday signs began appearing in Elswick much to the delight of our old friend the Reverend Roberts. He does always seem to be the first to know when local anti-fracking signs are damaged or the occasional pro-fracking signs go up doesn’t he. Hmmm – now why could that be? Anyway...