Ex-Environment Agency boss had links to fracking industry

Sir Philip Dilley resigned this week from his £100,000 a year, part-time post as chairman of the Environment Agency, saying he was not able to meet the “inappropriate” requirements of the job.

Dilley

 

His controversial appointment was criticised at the time, as a former business adviser to David Cameron had corporate links to the fracking industry. We was until April 2014 the chairman of Arup, an engineering firm that was employed to write environmental reports on fracking for Cuadrilla.

Arup donated money to the all-party parliamentary group on unconventional oil and gas and is an associate member of the organisation founded to “debate and explore the potential for developing” such reserves in Britain. Dilley, who was knighted for services to engineering , also worked for at least two years on Cameron’s business advisory group that gave “regular, high level advice to the prime minister on critical business and economic issues facing the country” according to his CV.

The full story appeared in The Guardian.

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