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Fracking Nukes: Counting the kilotons

  • First massive fracturing to produce gas
  • Used nuclear bombs at bottom of wells
  • 3 tests in US in late 1960s/early 1970s
  • Gas turned out too radioactive to sell
  • Massive hydraulic fracturing now used
  • Comparible amounts of energy expended
  • 16 well pad similar to Hiroshima bomb
  • Takes weeks rather than an instance
  • Damage to geology will be similar though

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Guest blog: URGENT – HELP NEEDED TO STOP BIOFUEL (PROBABLY PALM OIL) POWER PLANT IN SHOREHAM

Biofuel company Edgley Green Power (EGP) has submitted plans for a 32 MW biofuel power station in Shoreham-by-Sea. The power station will burn up to 50,000 tonnes of biofuels a year. That’s 13,950,000 gallons of fuel. To help you visualise […]

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Guest blog: Tom Rooker reports on the “Gathering on the Green” at Lytham St. Annes

  Concerned residents gathered at the historic windmill in the town of Lytham, near Blackpool last week to denounce the process of hydraulic fracturing and exploration for shale gas in the area. They gathered together for a group photograph and […]

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Gas pollution seeps into government

Gas pollution seeps into government

The gas industry is not only environmentally irresponsible – it’s lobbyists, paid representatives and vested interests also pollute our democratic process. To do this, the industry uses a complex series of interventions to promote their case, almost all of it […]

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Fracking fuels DECC renewables battle

Fracking fuels DECC renewables battle

The unexpected departure last week of the head Civil servant in DECC, Moira Wallace, shows the gas industry pushing for dominance of UK energy sector. Ostensibly over renewable energy subsidies, Wallace’s resignation illustrates a behind-the-scenes battle within government with the […]

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Fracking around with the law

  • Fracking trial has throw up many legal issues
  • Licences don’t appear to allow for fracking
  • Strategic environmental assessment not done
  • Planning applications duplicitous and probably illegal
  • Lack of environmental impact assessments
  • No consultation at any stage of process
  • In US changed law, in UK just ignoring it
  • Government more concerned with PR than regulation
  • Impossible to regulate even if there was anyone who wanted to

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Hydraulic fracturing on trial – live updates

Thanks to the good people at http://frackingontrial.org/ for these updates – live commentary on today’s proceedings. Three people are on trial charged with occupying a fracking rig in Lancashire, November 2011. Follow live on Twitter or visit http://frackingontrial.org/ 16.20 Court […]

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Guest blog: Paul Mobbs responds to Monbiot on peak oil vs. climate change

Paul Mobbs posted this gem on the “No Shale Gas UK” email list and we couldn’t resist asking him for permission to republish it here. Please note that sections in bold/italic are our emphasis. You can read George Monbiot’s original […]

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