National Audit Office report on fracking - reaction

It’s a ‘mark your own homework’ industry, says Friends of the Earth
  Published:  23 Oct 2019    |      1 minute read

Responding to today’s report by the National Audit Office (NAO) on fracking for shale gas in England, Jamie Peters, fracking campaigner at Friends of the Earth, said:

“This is a quietly critical report that doesn’t give the fracking industry any revived sense of hope. The NAO have several concerns including the mark-your-own-homework approach to regulation and the lack of clarity over who should be responsible for clean-up costs if fracking ever got going.

“Nothing has changed: fracking isn’t wanted, it’s a failed industry, and the future is renewables and energy saving.”

ENDS

Notes to editors:

1. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking as it’s commonly known, is the controversial process of pumping a high-pressure mixture of chemicals and water into shale rock, ‘fracturing’ it to release gas.