Category: Water Pollution

Danger of Water Pollution

Water water everywhere ….

Water water everywhere ….

In an effort to clarify the issue of where the water we drink comes from I put in an EIR request to United Utilities. It took them some time to come up with a response but here is a summary. If you live in the Fylde then your water comes...

Minitrue

Minitrue

In George Orwell’s 1984, the main protagonist, Winston Smith, works at the Ministry of Truth, or “Minitrue”, as an editor. He is responsible for historical revisionism; he rewrites records and alters photographs to conform to the state’s ever-changing version of history itself. In 2017 he might have got a job...

Where will all the fluid go?

One of the key questions that needs to be answered if fracking were to be given the go ahead relates to the water treatment facilities in the UK capable of processing waste water from shale gas extraction. A question was put to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and...

Why do they need to lie to us?

Why do they need to lie to us?

We were struck recently by a page on the IGas PLC website which makes 2 highly misleading and exaggerated claims in the space of a couple of paragraphs. It  is interesting that the shale gas companies do not seem to observe the same standard of honesty to which they seem...

Over the moon or sick as a parrot?

Over the moon or sick as a parrot?

Today’s news is the discovery, by researchers from the University of Aberdeen, that high levels of a potentially toxic chemical have been discovered in rock samples taken from an area of the UK targeted for shale gas extraction. The chemical in question is Selenium, and the area concerned is the...

Preston New Road Community Group  Slams New Task Force Report

Preston New Road Community Group Slams New Task Force Report

PRESTON NEW ROAD COMMUNITY GROUP PRESS INFORMATION 15th July 2015 Preston New Road Community Group Slams New Task Force Report Preston New Road Community Group has described the newly-published report by the Task Force on Shale Gas – Assessing the Impact of Shale Gas on the Local Environment and Health...

So what did the government NOT want you know about the impacts of fracking?

So what did the government NOT want you know about the impacts of fracking?

The Report on The Shale Gas Rural Economy impacts was published in heavily redacted form, generating a storm of protest in March 2014. Over a year later, and coincidentally just after the LCC decisions on Cuadrilla’s two development site applications, on July 1st 2015, the full report was finally published....

Those DEFRA Redactions exposed

Those DEFRA Redactions exposed

Last night DEFRA released the previously redacted report on the impacts of fracking on the rural economy. Whilst much of the report tells us nothing we didn’t already know, what is fascinating is the extent to which the redaction illustrate the Government’s desperation to remain “on-message” as far as shale...

Astroturfing the Fylde

Astroturfing the Fylde

In the run up to the LCC decision on Cuadrilla’s development wells next week the fracking industry PR machine has been spewing out stories based on what looks like totally fictitious grass-roots support Yesterday it was the turn of a handful of local farmers to bang the drum and the...

Things that make you go “Oooh!”

Things that make you go “Oooh!”

Are the fault lines in fracking starting to show? A very interesting comment by DavidKSmythe appeared on an Observer article about the fracking industry– this weekend. So interesting that we thought we should reproduce it for you here. We have edited out a comment on the ethical practices of the...