I don’t pretend to be an expert, but we do know of examples in the United States where there has been an impact on the water supply from fracking.No, we don't. Name three, then.
He tells The Telegraph:
There is lots to learn and I want to know more before I make any decision on this. I am very, very concerned about water quality in Hampshire and water quality generally. I’m raising concerns because there are concerns that need to be met – there’s no question about that. But I’m not an expert and I do want to know a great deal more before I plump either way … if there ever is any application in our area which of course isn’t certain.Politician opens mouth and proclaims ignorance shock.
Has George Hollingbery read his own government's publications about fracking? Is he aware thousands of wells in the US have been fracked? Maybe George Hollingbery would like to read geophysicist Dr JV.
Or Prof Robert Mair. Water is hardly likely to flow a long way upwards through solid rock. If there is water contamination, "it is much more likely to be due to poorly constructed and regulated wells" and our regulation is world class.
Is that clear enough for you?
And does George Hollingbery understand what an important government policy this is?
It seems I was too kind to Mr Hollingbery. Through Bishop Hill we discover that George Hollingberry has shares in the renewable design company which sells heat pumps and biomass systems (Registered 12 June 2013). They can tell you about the grants and incentives available.
Registered in June ... where have we seen June mentioned before? Coincidentally, that was when Mr Hollingbery told his local paper of his doubts over fracking.