Yearly Archives: 2012

Guest Blog by Greg Palast: Fracking the Facts – Ireland isn’t ready

Guest Blog by Greg Palast: Fracking the Facts – Ireland isn’t ready

On the 20th of April 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oilrig blew out in the Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven men instantly, then destroying 600 miles of coastline.On 9 September 2010, a natural gas pipeline exploded in San Bruno, California, burning […]

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Fracking report ex-President is Cuadrilla Chairman

Fracking report ex-President is Cuadrilla Chairman

The report on fracking released today by the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE) & the Royal Society omits a key consideration: the RAE’s ex-President is Lord Browne, Chairman of Cuadrilla, the UK’s leading fracker. Lord Browne was head of the […]

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Fracking plan for Scotland revealed

Fracking plan for Scotland revealed

A newly-released company document shows Australian fracker Dart Energy is preparing to frack in Dumfries, Scotland. The document also reveals a list of fracking chemicals and the quantities to be used near the picturesque town of Canonbie. Dart, via its […]

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Fracking Protesters Lay Siege to Cuadrilla Drill rig

Fracking Protesters Lay Siege to Cuadrilla Drill rig

Twenty Frack Off activists today blockaded Cuadrilla Resource’s drilling rig at its pound in Chesterfield. They descended on the site at 5am and locked themselves to the gates, preventing the rig from moving to its frack site in Lancashire. The […]

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Fracking suspension batters Cuadrilla owner

Fracking suspension batters Cuadrilla owner

                      An owner of UK fracker Cuadrilla is again facing financial difficulties as fracking operations in the UK remain on hold. AJ Lucas – who own 30% of the notorious […]

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Cuadrilla to drill fifth Lancs borehole next month

Cuadrilla to drill fifth Lancs borehole next month

Cuadrilla drill rig the ‘Lord Browne’ is scheduled to drill the company’s fifth borehole in Lancashire next month. The plan was revealed in a investor presentation by Cuadrilla parent AJ Lucas. The drill rig, named by activists the ‘Lord Browne’ […]

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Frack Free Somerset Launches!

Frack Free Somerset Launches!

NEW COALITION OF GROUPS FOR A FRACK FREE SOMERSET On Sunday 13th May, members of various sustainability groups in Somerset came together over a convivial lunch in Frome to form a coalition aimed at coordinating county-wide opposition to hydraulic fracturing, […]

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Government Admits Fracking Will Not Solve Energy Crisis (But Will Push Ahead Anyway)

  • Government admits no vast shale gas reserves
  • May not even be economic to extract
  • No plans to stop fracking however
  • Even limited exploitation will require hundreds of wells
  • CBM and UCG are a much larger threat
  • Present system is unsustainable

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