On 23 October, the National Audit Office (NAO) has released a damning report into the future of fracking in the UK, showing that even in the terms it has been justified by, it will fall short.
NAO is an independent Parliamentary body which scrutinises spending and policy of other government departments and bodies.
Fracking, short for Hydraulic Fracturing, refers to particular methods of extracting natural gas.
High pressure fracking fluid — a mixture of chemicals dissolved in water — is pumped through a well and into rock to fracture it. This is generally done to shale, and it creates and