Fracking is controversial and widely rejected by the communities where it could take place. But the oil company Ineos is pushing forward with its fracking plans in the UK. It seems content to do this at almost any cost to community good will, pursuing legal injunctions making any practical protest illegal.
The damage this is doing to its public relations seems without limit. By taking such a heavy-handed approach, Ineos is storing up trouble for years ahead.
What can possibly justify this? It’s (private) shareholders’ motives are unfathomable.