Never mind the oil – bringing Texas to Surrey would spell disaster

The Guardian

Published 13th April 2015

Molly writes about the environmental and financial risks that the alleged discovery of massive oil reserves in South East England represent.

Key quote from Molly Scott Cato:

“It is as an economist that I know this oilfield should be regarded as a threat rather than a bonanza. The scientific consensus on the risks posed by climate change challenges us to set an international example. We must decide to value our children’s future more than we value hard cash. We must leave the oil in the ground.”