On Britain mining of shale gas
‘The gas volumes in the survey are astounding: this is a natural bonanza which we must grasp.
‘Rather than be persuaded by scare tactics, we need to look at the facts.
‘Do we really want to deny the British public a clean, affordable, home-grown energy supply which could free us from dependency on unstable regimes and which would give a huge boost to our industry?’
– Owen Paterson MP, UK Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs