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Foolish Energy Minister shows fractures within 720 feet of Balcombe village

When recently-appointed Energy Minister John Hayes showed his lack of fracking knowledge last month this political huckster inadvertently highlighted a troubling fact: at Cuadrilla’s site in Balcombe, West Sussex, fractures could reach within 720 feet of the surface. Hayes claimed […]

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How To Object

NEW APPLICATION 05/13/0018 Anna’s Road  EIA for First Horizontal Well Quick Links 08/12/1032 BECCONSALL EXPLORATION SITE, BANKS P/12/0521/FUL LETHAM MOSS FALKIRK 12/00576/FUL POWDRAKE ROAD NEAR AIRTH 12/04304/FUL Keynsham (with great guidance) Guidance Lancashire County Council has issued guidance to residents […]

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Government “Open for Consultation” but moving decision making further away from the people

The Government have two “Open Consultations” about “Nationally Significant Infrastructure Planning” which close on the 7th Jan. The first is about “Extending the regime to business and commercial projects”, projects that are not nationally significant or infrastructure. The list includes large […]

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Fracking Desperate: The Scramble For Unconventional Gas

  • Second Dash for Gas pushed by government
  • Idea totally disconnected from reality we face
  • North Sea gas production in terminal decline
  • UK gone from exporter to major importer
  • Competition with Asia cutting LNG imports
  • Imports from Europe unlikely to grow
  • Consumption now being forced down
  • Gas much more scarce and expensive
  • Not the time to get even more addicted
  • Establishment willing gamble on shale
  • Because they will be insulated from costs

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Communities Dig In To Fight Fracking

Communities Dig In To Fight Fracking

The long expected announcement that the government will allow fracking companies to continue attempts at exploitation of unconventional gas is the start of a major battle over what sort of world which we will leave to our children. In the […]

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HSBC – The Fracking Bank & Another Fracking Lord

If you thought that the fracking industry was confined to “Lancashire” you would be wrong. Behind all of the unconventional energy developments around the world you will find a trail of money put up by investors and financiers. The money […]

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Debunking the US Emissions Myth: It`s the Economy Stupid

  • Shale being promoted as an economic miracle
  • Claimed to have reduced US carbon emissions
  • In reality caused by the economic crisis
  • Demand drop reduced US coal and oil use
  • Similar falls in UK and other countries
  • Coal and oil redirected to China etc.
  • Not practical for US gas so prices low
  • Gas production temporarily continued to grow
  • Due to variety of slow to change factors
  • Cannot continue as companies loosing money
  • Shale gas is expensive, dirty and short term

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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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