Stuc a' Chroin and Ben Vorich

Stuc a' Chroin and Ben Vorich

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Ineos, fracking and FoE

Courtesy BBC website

Ineos, which has begun a community consultation process to try to get support for fracking, said that it promised to drink "a lot of tea in a lot of village halls" to try to win the argument [over fracking].

Whatever your own position on the fracking debate, I'm sure the irony of the comment from Friends of the Earth won't be lost on you: "Ineos", said Friends of the Earth, had the budget for "a long and dirty fight" while community and campaign groups could only fight their corner "on a shoestring".

Not that the industry which FoE support, namely wind, would dream of using their financial clout to fund long and dirty fights. Perish the thought.