Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Excellent UK fracking site.

'We keep hearing people in authority making statements about fracking which simply don’t match the generally accepted reality. Perpetuating or creating myths in an attempt to bolster support for fracking is at best disingenuous and we think you need to ask yourselves why these people are saying these things'.

Read the remarkable claims made by some fairly senior ( and very senior ) public figures in the UK here:

Monday, 28 December 2015

Great news from France.

If you do not read French simply go to Google Translate and copy and paste the following article/links for a very good approximation in English. Don't miss it.

Le Dauphiné Libéré

Friday, 18 December 2015

Cameron has his war, next he needs his poll tax or miners strike equivalent. Could this be it?

At the same time ( from the article ) ............................

Perhaps most tellingly, some energy consultancies are no longer keeping a close eye on fracking.

"There is no interest in market forecasting as so many believe it is not going to happen," says John Williams at Poyry Management Consulting. The company's last report on fracking was in 2013.
"We could easily see no fracking at all in the UK."

So despite the best efforts of both the government and shale gas companies themselves, including the multitude of new licences being issued, fracking in the UK is far from a foregone conclusion.

Past its sell by date Dave/George? Ed.

Thursday, 17 December 2015

$3 million award to Texan family in light of damages relating to fracking

'It took three years, but a Texas family finally emerged victorious in a case that could long impact fracking companies and the impact they have on the communities in which they operate.
A Dallas jury favored the Parr family, which sued Aruba Petroleum back in 2011 after experiencing an array of health issues attorneys argued were the result of dozens of gas wells in the area. The family was awarded nearly $3 million in what attorneys believe was the first-ever fracking trial in U.S. history.'

First case of its kind. Ed.

Read the full report here:-

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

UK is going into reverse on fossil fuel policy/climate change.

Whilst paying lip service at COP21 the UK meanwhile ploughs ahead with plans for fracking all the while cutting grants to solar and wind projects. Idiocy, hypocrisy or just business as usual in the Land of Plenty?

Read the report here:

"A Decc spokesman said of the taskforce report: “This report confirms what we have been saying for some time – that with the right standards in place fracking can take place safely. With more than 50 years of drilling experience in the UK and one of the best records in the world for economic development while protecting our environment and people, we should press on and get exploration moving.”

'Right standards in place' - This government has slashed staffing levels at the Environment Agency.

'50 years of drilling experience.....................' Pure spin. They have NO experience of hydraulic fracturing using chemicals as cited, nor of dealing with toxic wastewater which has caused both health and earthquake problems on a vast scale in the USA.

'Protecting the environment and our people' Ah, the people. Will they be the ones who will have their water poisoned, house values reduced to nil and noise levels ( 500 truck movements per frack - minimum ) raised beyond anything considered reasonable?  Given the slanted and naieve debate in UK media ( BBC in particular ) , it is debatable to what extent DECC itself fully appreciates the true extent of that which it is about to unleash. Ed.

Tuesday, 1 December 2015