Yeah, yeah, I know, they’re for the workers etc but seriously, has the TUC now gone entirely doolally?
The exploitation of any new energy source should be based on sound science and economics. The Prime Minister may come to regret his remarks that some people are “religiously opposed” to shale gas, declaring this “irrational.” In a 3,500-word submission to the House of Lords inquiry into shale gas fracking, the Frack Free Balcombe Residents Association responds: “Some politicians label us ‘irrational’. But we in Balcombe have been soberly studying fracking for the past two years.” They draw on “peer-reviewed science, our experience of Cuadrilla operating in our village, and on personal contact with North Americans and Australians whose land and lives have been severely damaged by this industry.”
Why is the TUC backing such an obvious set of loons?
Two interesting facts:
1) Balcombe is an oil well, not a gas one.
2) They’re not using fracking and have stated that they’ve no intention of either.
So, what is all this wibble about fracking for gas in an oil well that doesn’t frack? And why’s the TUC backing these loons?