Waking up this morning, well just after midnight and you would see Fracking died a death in the UK
As we see the tories even refuse to tale that one on the chin, handing it over instead to the scientists...
We spoke to Jo from gate camp regarding the weekend headlines from such broadsheets as the Times The death of Fracking? Well Jo seems to be on the pulse of the happenings. Lots of flaring, black smoke, tankers and equipment still rolling in and out of Preston New road.
By ANGELA CHARLTON and ELAINE GANLEYtoday
Beware this man, abusive techniques are never far from this character who can be seen hanging around environmental protest.
Accusations of money by malice and a lifestyle activist,
Convicted at Blackpool magistrates for harassment and public order after stalking a group of activists, PNr Lancashire Nanas.
It seems now they are burning off the gas they may have found/had delivered.
After all the hype, we see a balloon full of gas plus some imported gas being burned in the flare. Sadly, it has been more, billowing black and white smoke, durty looking flames and sooty deposits
Preston New road - Lancashire
Womens Call 115 on what could be a historic day for the anti frackers, The NAO release their report on Fracking in England and as the days progressed more and more stuff came out and more and more empty flatbeds went in
A few weeks ago Extinction rebellion set social media alight with a wonderful banner aligning themselves with the Met police, Of course it was all a mistake and they quickly released a statement telling us all we just didn't get it and weren't able to read into it properly...
Progress in establishing a shale gas industry in England has been slower than government planned, according to today’s report by the National Audit Office (NAO).
Published October 23, 2019 Full report
So, Cuadrilla the gang are packing up their swag bags and getting outta dodge, spinning it for the share holders though, it is part of the next big plan to hit targets...
HA, They released a statement on Sept 30th 2019.
They won't be fracking in 2019,
THE Tory Party’s election manifesto is being written by a lobbyist for “the frackers, the tax dodgers and the zero-hour exploiters,” Labour warned today.
“How can the Conservative Party pretend to be taken seriously on the climate when they are inseparable from the most polluting companies on this planet?”
follows climate cost of oil boom from fracking to exports...
... The new film follows the U.S. oil supply chain, covering health, climate and environmental justice impacts. And it points to the president central to creating the current reality: Barack Obama
Waste water disposal secrecy, another fairy tale shale story, Claims of Yorkshire water being kept in the dark regarding disposal of waste water by FCC - the Spanish waste company bailed out by their own government after falling foul of business etiquette.
... from UK’s biggest fracking earth tremor,
Initial assessments of damage caused by the UK’s largest fracking-induced earth tremor were made by staff from the Cuadrilla’s headquarters, not professional surveyors or insurance experts.
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