BGS – “We’ve tried to distance ourselves as far from fracking as possible”

A REPORT on Thursday’s BGS Community Engagement Meeting/Exhibition in Frodsham (16 November) to follow.

The article will reflect on the claimed role of the BGS on Ince marshes in the coming years, and test the claim of one its chief scientists, who told me: “To be honest, we’ve tried to distance ourselves as far from fracking as possible.”

I am also awaiting response to a series of detailed questions about a presently undefined number of contracts that BGS scientists admitted to me had been undertaken privately by their organisation at the expense of companies engaged in shale gas operations in the UK.

 

***UPDATE 21 November 2017***

BGS have confirmed they are dealing with the detailed queries. Article to follow once that information is made available