‘Fracking’ will be done safely, right?

Lord Browne, was Chief Executive of BP from 1995 to 2007 and during his leadership, health and safety management deteriorated.  This led to a number of major incidents at BP‘s plants and ultimately the the March 23, 2005, explosion at the BP refinery in Texas City, Texas, which killed 15 workers, injured 180 others.  He has also been considered, ultimately responsible, for the disaster of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig.

Instead of being held responsible for this tragic accident and others and put on trial.  He sits in the unelected House of Lords, even spending time as a member of the UK Governments Cabinet.  Pushing the exploitation of unconventional fossil fuels, through the use of slick water, high pressure horizontal fracturing, ‘fracking’ in the UK.  This person has been behind the Government’s message that ‘fracking’ will be carried out safely and will not result in any environmental or health issues!  Despite the fact, health and safety in the UK, is now down to self-regulation.

Would you trust anything this person says?

Oil- The Next Revolution.pdf (application/pdf Object)

Just what we need, someone to produce a report suggesting there is plenty more oil.  The problem is, we are too dependant of fossil fuels and we should be moving away from there use.  But a report like this, will simply put politicians minds at rest.  They will ignore climate change and continue with ‘business-as-usual’, even though it is not sustainable.  They will continue thinking some technology will come along and save the day.

But, I think all revealed in the forward, why this report was produced.  BP provided the funding for it, so was the author of this report being objective or subservient to his paymaster?

Oil- The Next Revolution.pdf (application/pdf Object).