Residents affected by fracking could receive payments from shale gas projects
Published: 09 Aug 2016 By Grace Kimberley
The Government is rumoured to be looking into the concept of shale gas projects, which many local communities and green campaigners are completely against due to the impact on the environment and health implications. It has now been revealed that Theresa May wants to explore the option of compensation, meaning that communities surrounding the fracking sites could be offered as much as £10m each. Individual households could even earn up to £10,000 each in compensation.
But this doesn’t change the fact that fracking isn’t healthy for humans or the environment, according the green campaigners. These campaigners have responded that they will not accept “bribes”.
Theresa May has insisted that she wants to ensure individuals who will be affected by the government’s economic decisions can reap the benefits personally. She wants to make sure that “ordinary families for whom life is harder than many people in politics realise.” What she is referring to is the fact that councils reap the benefits of economic decisions as opposed to families, who have little control over their lives.
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