“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.'” (

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.'” (

Just non-dangerous ones.


“Serious environmental damage has been caused by pumping water underground at high pressure to release trapped gas.” (

A fartaclysm like we’ve never seen.