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Texas to block fracking bans

May 18th, 2015

Episode 339 of 858 episodes

Texas is poised to sign into law a bill which would overrule individual city bans on fracking. We speak to the Mayor of Denton, one city who's ban is about to be overturned, and Chris Faulkner, the chief executive of Texas-based fracking firm Breitling Energy. BBC reporter Mark Lobel feels the wrath of the Qatari government as he tries to expose its treatment of migrant workers in the build-up to the 2022 football World Cup. He tells us how he was arrested and detained in prison for several days. Plus, less than two weeks after the British general election, the chairman of construction equipment firm JCB says the UK should not fear an exit from the European Union. We hear what German business thinks of a possible 'Brexit' or British exit from the EU.