Category: Campaigning

The National Fracking Gallery – Buttermere Lake, with Part of Crummock Water, Cumberland, a Shower (and  a fracking well)

The National Fracking Gallery – Buttermere Lake, with Part of Crummock Water, Cumberland, a Shower (and a fracking well)

Fortunately for them, the residents of Cumbria and the Lake District are unlikely to suffer from fracking – they just have the joys of nuclear waste dumping to look forward too. Funny how this stuff all happens away from the South isn’t it? If you enjoy this please like and...

Poor Yosser!

Poor Yosser!

Yesterday signs began appearing in Elswick much to the delight of our old friend the Reverend Roberts. He does always seem to be the first to know when local anti-fracking signs are damaged or the occasional pro-fracking signs go up doesn’t he. Hmmm – now why could that be? Anyway...

Make or Break Day – Last chance to tell LCC what you think!

Make or Break Day – Last chance to tell LCC what you think!

The Sunday Times today tells us “BRITAIN’S shale gas industry faces a day of reckoning tomorrow when planners decide whether to allow fracking in Lancashire. The verdict from the county council’s planning chief will have far-reaching consequences for shale gas, which has transformed America’s economy, but has been stalled in...

An unwelcome gift

An unwelcome gift

A while back a friend gave me what another friend, Tina, subsequently described as  an unwelcome gift – an invitation to a meeting about something called fracking. Fracking is a way of extracting gas from the earth using methods which have some very detrimental effects on the environment and on...

This is why normal conservative people are starting to feel very uncomfortable

This is why normal conservative people are starting to feel very uncomfortable

I own and run two businesses in Lancashire. My CV and life history mean I would probably be expected to be a staunch Conservative. As it happens I am not, because I cannot reconcile modern, feral, Conservatism with my own beliefs about fairness and opportunity. However, I do have the...

What really made Cuadrilla abandon Anna’s Road

What really made Cuadrilla abandon Anna’s Road

It was YOU! Yesterday Cuadrilla announced their decision to pull out of Anna’s Road and to restore the site (as far as is possible) to its greenfield state. Francis Egan claims that the reason for the abandonment is “technical constraints related to wintering birds”. He stated that their planning permission...

Shock Horror Nazi Fracking Film

Shock Horror Nazi Fracking Film

To celebrate the fact that both The Blackpool Gazette and The Lytham St Anne’s Express have got themselves worked up into a ludicrous lather about the fact that somebody showed a Downfall parody spoofing fracking, we thought we’d give another airing to our own version. It’s quite similar to the...

Balcombe News Flash via Fracking Digest

Balcombe News Flash via Fracking Digest

Balcombe NEWSFLASH! – orginally posted on the http://www.frackingdigest.co.uk/ site Cuadrilla have withdrawn their applications for modifying their existing application (6 months extra time, and the modified flaring). That’s the good news. The bad news is that they plan to put in a new application, on 27th September. It might take...

What?  No yurts!

What? No yurts!

[A guest blog post from Gary Liggett] When Margaret Thatcher’s former press secretary, Sir Bernard Ingham branded people who are concerned about fracking: “blinkered totalitarians, who want us live in yurts and wigwams”, I was somewhat taken aback.  [Ref: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2399955/Fracking-protestors-blinkered-totalitarians-want-live-yurts-wigwams-says-Thatchers-press-secretary.html]  My immediate reaction was: this description doesn’t fit the many...

Public Meeting on Fracking – Tuesday June 25th – 7pm

Public Meeting on Fracking – Tuesday June 25th – 7pm

There will be a public meeting at Lytham Assembly Rooms on Tuesday, 25 June 2013 at 7:00 pm organised by Defend Lytham They have called it “Fracking – Asking the Questions” At this meeting there will be a series of short presentations on the background to fracking, the issues that...