Smokescreen over fracking
I read with interest Councillor Jim Barron's letter in last week's paper about shale gas extraction or fracking. In it he mentions Lynda Armstrong OBE who has worked for the past 35 years for Shell in various roles.
I think I would be naive in thinking we would get an unbiased opinion from a person whose company is one of the pioneering forces in the search for more fuel by way of fracking.
On a personal note I voted against the amendment at Glastonbury Town Council but voted for banning fracking in the Mendips and the rest of Great Britain as all the evidence points to a very unstable procedure occurring underground in this wonderful country of ours.
Have you ever stopped and wondered how is it pro-fracking forces and the industry are able to create such an effective media smokescreen?
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Maybe it's because they're using some of the same media consultants as the tobacco industry.
They say talk is cheap, but any fan of satirical comedies can tell you it's anything but, when it comes to dangerous industries, such as tobacco and energy.
These industries know what their products and procedures do, and the damage they create, so it's in their best interest to spend on spin; and spend well.
Ian Forster Coppin Close Glastonbury