No Hot Air blog tells us that the UK loves a good fracking. Can it be that the inability to learn from the mistakes of others is a universal flaw?
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Tim Ruggiero says
Maybe it has to do with promises of job creation in the tens of thousands, mineral right owners who will become overnight millionaires, enormous boosts to local economies, reducing our dependence on foreign oil, drill here, drill now, meeting our ever increasing energy demands, keeping taxes low, and other complete fairy tales.
I would love to see a list of mineral right owners who just thought they were going to become Shaleinaires to the list of mineral right owners who actually did. Something tells me one list is quite short and the other quite long. With $34 being the average 'royalty' payment, you can figure this out without any visual aids from Julie "We're Making Many People Millionaires" Wilson.
I bet it has more to do with industry "contributions" to political figures than jobs or anything else.
I don't know if the UK has a split estate or mineral owners. In Australia, all the minerals are owned by the government and landowners have no say. I have a lot of readers from the UK, maybe someone will let us know.