Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Dirty tricks...........

Nothing much to report this week except that Environment Minister Delphine Batho and the minister charged with re-invigorating the economy ( and a pro-fracking apologist ) Arnaud Montebourg are at loggerheads over whether France should deploy public funds on subsidizing private Oil and Gas companies in their exploration of alternatives to hydraulic fracking here in France.

We would just wish at this point to re-iterate that we don't really care if they use orange juice! The effect of the logistics ( hundreds of truck loads of earth removal, personnel and plant movements, airborne methane and visual desecration of landscape amenity/ unsightly derricks in close proximity to populated areas ) is a definite none starter.

Just one more thing for now and that is to beware of fake 'pro-fracking' petitions. They sometimes turn out to be completely false. Read more here......................


Saturday, 2 February 2013

Fracking chemicals revealed - in part

Until now it has been a case of deny, deny, deny. 'Only harmless chemicals are used in fracking'. Really? Read here how the use of cancer-causing carcinocens has been voluntarily reported by gas companies themselves in all 'innocence' to a fracking-friendly website. This in spite of consistent and persistent refusals to reveal any of the chemicals involved to the press or scientific community! Straight from the horse's mouth, if you will. Read the report here:-

 Big Gas Comes Clean: Carcinogens Used in 1 Out of 3 Fracking Operations

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