Why do frackers want the government to pay?


Fracking for gas releases a huge amount of emissions, and the government has introduced new laws about how these have to be offset. 

The fossil fuel industry knows it could cost them billions of dollars a year to offset these emissions, making it harder for them to go ahead with their fracking plans. 

Gas companies want to use public money to foot the bill for their dirty pollution, so are trying to pass the costs on to state and federal governments.