Friday, 8 November 2013

Community Fracking Blockade In Barton Moss

The community blockade of IGas’s site at Barton Moss, has seen IGas continuing to bring in fracking trucks to resupply its drilling operations, and the community trying to stop them. Come down and support the community in Salford fighting fracking now!

Monday, 4 November 2013

Major landowners refuse to rule out fracking on their land

MAJOR land-owning organisations in the region have refused to rule out whether they will allow fracking on their land in the future.
The National Trust, which owns 54,400 acres (220 sq km) of land in Yorkshire and the North-East, said it had a “presumption against” fracking on its land.
But the trust said if it was happy in the future that the environmental and visual impact of fracking would be negligible, it could revise that stance.
The Church of England, one of the biggest landowners in the country, has left its stance on shale gas ambiguous, saying it had “no policy” on fracking.

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Friday, 1 November 2013

Fracking in the UK : The Truth Behind the 'Dash for Gas'

The Truth Behind the 'Dash for Gas'
A Documentary by Marco Jackson
In December 2012 David Cameron lifted the moratorium (temporary ban) on the process known as Hydraulic Fracturing. A moratorium which had been in place since June 2011, when it was acknowledged that two minor earthquakes in the Blackpool area, had been triggered by Hydraulic Fracturing in the vicinity.

The process of High Volume High Pressure Hydraulic Fracturing is an integral part of the extraction process for Unconventional Gas & Oil, found in Shale deposits and Coal Seams. The UK reportedly has sufficient Unconventional Gas resources to provide the Country with Energy Security for many decades into the future.

But at what price?

In the US, Canada & Australia, there is increasing evidence that High Volume High Pressure Hydraulic Fracturing is causing contamination of Water, Soil & Air. This coupled with the phenomenal water requirements of the Hydraulic Fracturing process may prove to have even greater negative impact in the UK than in Countries with considerably less population density.

This outstanding documentary looks at the players behind the UK Government's 'Dash for Gas'; then draws upon two decades of FRACKING experience in the Western USA and the impact upon farming communities in Southern Queensland Australia, to consider whether this 'technology' is appropriate to be unleashed beneath the people of the UK.

A MUST SEE for family, friends and neighbours.

'Low health risk' from fracking, says UK agency

The energy minister Michael Fallon welcomed the findings.
"The UK has the most robust regulatory regime in the world for shale gas and companies will only be granted permission to frack for shale if their operations are safe," he said.
However Greenpeace campaigner Leila Deen said the report was a "timely reminder" of the risks of fracking and the potential long-term health impacts.
"The government has so far responded to these risks by cutting the budget of the environmental regulator and effectively allowing companies to mark their own homework when it comes to monitoring."