No doubt about it we have to award full marks to the government led by 'Call Me Dave' and his pals. First they starve local authorities to breaking point and now promise to reward them - big time if they run with fracking applications in their area. Brings a whole new meaning to concepts of creative accounting does it not.
Councils will be sorely tempted, but then find that constituents will seldom trust them again and then ( long after the current bunch of mediocrity have disappeared over the horizon ) find that they have massive infrastructure repair bills to fund ( remember, up to 500 truck movements just to remove earth for a single frack site )) not least for road repairs. Neat.
Click the link to find out more: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/13/fracking-shale-gas-incentives-councils