Yearly Archives: 2012

Pro-fracking Speaker gets MOONED at Leeds Uni!

Pro-fracking Speaker gets MOONED at Leeds Uni!

Protestors with “FRACK-OFF” written on their arses mooned a pro-fracking lecture at Leeds Uni. The talk, The Science of Fracking – Societal Issues and Perceptions, by Dale Leckie of Canadian Oil and Gas company Nexen Inc was organised by the […]

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Cuadrilla Cock up will Cost Company Millions

Cuadrilla Cock up will Cost Company Millions

Last Friday UK fracker Cuadrilla abandoned its fourth Lancashire well due to a technical cock-up. The company plans to drill a fifth well adjacent to the abandoned one, but the mistake will cost the company several million pounds. During recent […]

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The Big Rig Revolt – Saturday 1st December

A dark cloud is gathering. The threat of unconventional gas development hangs over us all. With almost 100 test wells permitted and the first production development threatening Scotland, the government’s dash for gas depends on the creeping sell off of […]

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Auschwitz to be drilled for gas

Auschwitz to be drilled for gas

The sickening heedlessness of the contemporary fossil fuel industry is highlighted by the revelation that Scottish driller Dart Energy – with 22 coal bed methane wells in planning in Scotland – is also exploring for gas “not a stone’s throw” […]

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Gas Mafia infiltrates 'Greenest Government Ever`

Gas Mafia infiltrates ‘Greenest Government Ever`

As activists enter their fifth day protesting atop a UK gas power station the government remains wedded to a ‘dash for gas’. Why? The answer lies with a powerful group of advisors, donors, non-executive directors and ministers with postitions in […]

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Driller`s wells produce carcinogenic water

The Coal Bed Methane (CBM) operator behind the UK’s largest onshore gas development, Dart Energy, has found its old CBM wells in Australia are now producing carcinogenic water. 50% of Dart’s 7-year-old wells in Dalby, Queensland were found to be […]

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Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) – DASH FOR GAS ISN’T ALL IT’S FRACKED UP TO BE

The government should proceed with caution over fracking warns the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM), in its new policy position statement ‘hydraulic fracturing of shale in the UK’. The statement reviews the potential environmental impacts of the […]

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The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) let Australian gas driller self regulate!

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) are handling Australian gas drillers Dart Energy like a baby wombat when in fact they have more in common with a massively destructive fossil fuel industry. Dart Energy have run into problems at Fullerton Cove […]

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