Fracking site renamed ‘Liz Truss Career Memorial’ on Google Maps after PM lifted shale gas drilling moratorium

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First the Prime Minister is compared to a lettuce, now it emerges a fracking site was renamed on Google Maps as the ‘Liz Truss Career Memorial’.

A fracking site was renamed the ‘Liz Truss Career Memorial’ on Google Maps in what appears to be a reference to the Prime Minister lifting the moratorium on shale gas drilling.

Despite a 2019 manifesto promise not to allow fracking unless it was scientifically proven to be safe, this was the PM’s first move after coming to office.

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However, the process of extracting gas and oil from shale rock using hydraulic fracturing is a controversial topic as it causes earth tremors - particularly concerning for residents local to fracking sites. In fact, at Cuadrilla’s site at Preston New Road in Blackpool, more than 120 tremors were previously recorded during drilling.

In a small act of mutiny, a joker renamed the A583 location to reflect their opinion on the future prospects of the recently appointed Prime Minister.

The name change was spotted on Twitter by @marybaphomet, praising the "absolute legend" who amended the location details, although it looks like edit has now been removed.

Can Liz Truss outlast a lettuce?

The latest trolling of the under-fire PM comes after a British tabloid, the Daily Star, set up a live feed asking if a Tesco lettuce or Liz Truss would last longer. The story has since gone viral across the globe with media outlets including CNN and Times of India reporting on the tongue-in-cheek competition.

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