VIDEO: Prime Minister David Cameron speaks of support for fracking during visit to Gainsborough

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Prime Minister David Cameron visited Gainsborough today to spell out his support for fracking in the UK.

On a visit to the iGas plant he said shale gas drilling could bring tens of thousands of jobs and billions of pounds of investment to the country.

Prime Minister David Cameron looks on during a guided tour of the IGas shale drilling plant oil depot near Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday January 13, 2014. French oil giant Total announced that it will become the first major oil company to explore for shale gas in Britain, confirming a report in The Financial Times. The Financial Times had reported that Total would announce the deal in which Singapore-based Dart Energy and UK-listed Igas and Edgdon resources are also partners in the project. See PA story POLITICS Fracking. Photo credit should read: Lindsey Parnaby/PA Wire
Prime Minister David Cameron looks on during a guided tour of the IGas shale drilling plant oil depot near Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday January 13, 2014. French oil giant Total announced that it will become the first major oil company to explore for shale gas in Britain, confirming a report in The Financial Times. The Financial Times had reported that Total would announce the deal in which Singapore-based Dart Energy and UK-listed Igas and Edgdon resources are also partners in the project. See PA story POLITICS Fracking. Photo credit should read: Lindsey Parnaby/PA Wire

But environmentalists have accused the Prime Minister of trying to ‘bribe’ local councils by offering them financial incentives to support fracking.

 

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