“Fracking is set to be banned on two-fifths of the land in England being offered for shale gas exploration by the government. … A government source said: ‘Everyone still wants to get cracking, but they realise you have to take people with you and that is filtering through.'” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/02/fracking-set-to-be-banned-from-40-of-englands-shale-areas)
Like Chinese whispers, the message filtering through to the government from the people is ‘crack off’.
A government representative “dismissed concerns over water pollution from fracking in the UK, and the very small earthquakes caused … ‘It will not contaminate water supplies. It will not cause dangerous earthquakes.'” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/09/fracking-shale-gas-ed-davey-climate-change)
Just non-dangerous ones.
“Serious environmental damage has been caused by pumping water underground at high pressure to release trapped gas.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/24/lib-dems-damage-fracking-shale-gas-revolution)
A fartaclysm like we’ve never seen.