Scottish government has fracking jitters but has no reservations over drilling for oil, says Alex Bell
IT'S the word, isn’t it? Fracking. Who wants to be fracked? Not the Scottish Government for sure.
Invited to attend the arrival of the first fracked gas at Grangemouth refinery last week, not a single minister or representative was available.
The political worry is that if you show any encouragement to the process of getting gas out of the ground by pumping in high-pressure water, then you’ll be fracked at the polls.
Why a Government who promised Scotland independence on the wealth of oil drilled from under the sea so hates gas flushed out from the ground appears a bit odd.
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