Tagged: Farming

Astroturfing the Fylde

Astroturfing the Fylde

In the run up to the LCC decision on Cuadrilla’s development wells next week the fracking industry PR machine has been spewing out stories based on what looks like totally fictitious grass-roots support Yesterday it was the turn of a handful of local farmers to bang the drum and the...

Farmers Against Fracking?

Farmers Against Fracking?

The Farming UK web site carried a story today in which George Osborne’s pledge to support shale gas come what may was roundly condemned as short-termist and dangerous It quoted the Chartered Institution of Water & Environmental Management (CIWEM) ‘s Executive Director Nick Reeves as saying: “The Chancellor’s dangling carrot...