The head of the energy company that is seeking to become the first in the UK to start commercial fracking for gas has warned the government that its regulatory system risks “strangling” the nascent industry. Francis Egan, chief executive of Cuadrilla, called on the government to relax operating rules that have forced the company to halt work several times after it unleashed earth tremors at its fracking site in northern England.
Francis Egan and Claire Perry are trying to dismiss the seismic activity at Preston New Road because it hasn’t been felt at the surface – but that isn’t what we should be worrying about. If anyone is talking to the media about the earthquakes, please make the point in this meme as often as you can. Please share around your networks too.