Michael Fallon MP: "There is work to be done by developers and indeed by the government in getting more information across and reassuring people that shale gas can be extracted safely without damaging the environment or pollution." in the KM.
Yes, there is much work done to get that information across - the facts needs to be changed, environmentalists need to be silenced and online media need to be shut down.
At a very simple level the environment will be damaged by the burning of gas, it is called producing CO2 which will increase climate change. Of course, that is assuming that injecting large volumes of chemicals can somehow be made safe and that the accidental release of methane into the ground water can be avoided.
So, Mr Fallon you are absolutely right, there is much work to be done. Fortunately the energy companies will be queuing up to pay for this 'much work'.