Tagged: Jobs

Gissa Job!

Gissa Job!

We all know how the industry likes to claim that it will bring jobs to the local areas where it operates. We see precious little evidence to support this, so we were delighted to read that Public Health England are advertising in the BMJ for a “Consultant in Health Protection”...

This, sadly, is where the spin gets us

This, sadly, is where the spin gets us

Yesterday in the debate on the Energy Bill few dared stand up for fracking, but one who did was South Suffolk Conservative MP James Cartlidge. He reasoned thus: “The point is that some of the stuff we’re hearing coming out in the media warns of terrible things that could happen....

Cut and Run Sir?

Cut and Run Sir?

A couple of days ago I posted regarding the astroturfing efforts of the industry-funded front group the North West Energy Task Force. I was particularly interested by the claim made by local farmer, John Loftus who said: Based on the jobs it has already created around my farm, shale gas...

Fracking and Community Benefits

Fracking and Community Benefits

Local MP Mark Menzies spoke in an adjournment debate in the House of Commons yesterday. He suggested that the interpretation of “well site” for the £100k payment during the exploration/appraisal stage in the OFFUGO charter should be per well and not per well site. It is therefore important for the...

Dan Byles and the 74,000 jobs joke

Dan Byles and the 74,000 jobs joke

We are very unimpressed with the claims made in the recent IoD report on shale gas that there might be 74,000 jobs created by the government’s dash for gas. We recently tried to raise this with Dan Byles MP who does keep repeating the claim On July 12th we wrote...

Did you hear the joke about fracking and jobs

Did you hear the joke about fracking and jobs

We keep hearing it – Cuadrilla repeat it at every turn because they know that it is one of their routes to gaining community acceptance. We, and many others have questioned the promised employment boom on the basis that whilst a few temporary local jobs would of course be created...