Greens rubbish ‘fracking is safe’ claim by energy boss
by Sofia Lotto Persio
ENVIRONMENTAL campaigners rejected claims yesterday by the founder and chairman of petrochemical company Ineos that fracking is “extremely safe”
In a BBC Radio Scotland interview, Jim Ratcliffe defended the process, which involves drilling deep into the ground and injecting a mixture of water and chemicals into rocks at high pressure so as to fracture them and release gas.
He highlighted the boost that the petrochemicals industry gives to local manufacturing jobs and played down concerns about the shale gas extraction process, which has been linked to earthquakes and... read more
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