16 Feb 2015
February 16, 2015

Fracking and jobs

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In the last few months I’ve talked to a lot of people in the Falkirk area about fracking. I’ve also spoken to industry experts across the UK and indeed the world, and the message from all, whether local workers or geologists in Africa, is consistently positive about the new technology. So it may seem odd,.. read more →

I’ve made my views about fracking very clear in the recent past. There’s a vote in parliament today on the subject, though, so let me make my position crystal clear again and explain what I’ll do at the vote. I’m satisfied that fracking’s a technology of low risk. It’s not my job, as Falkirk’s member of.. read more →

15 Oct 2014
October 15, 2014

Falkirk Fracking Fine


Unite the Union, the SNP and a small number of ‘nimbys’ in my constituency of Falkirk are deeply opposed to fracking. For most folk, that’s probably evidence enough that fracking must be a super thing. But I had a darkly-hilarious exchange of tweets today with a constituent who challenged a tweet of mine to the.. read more →

Here’s the full text of my letter in today’s (24 Jan) Falkirk Herald on the subject of Coalbed Methane extraction and fracking.  I’ve added links. Do comment.  On this occasion, although it’s obviously a national issue it’s clearly a local one too and the planning application referred to is the first of its type in.. read more →