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Conclusions and Recommendations of the Environmental Audit Comittee

Conclusions and Recommendations of the Environmental Audit Comittee

On Monday morning (26th January 2015) the Environmental Audit Committee published its report into the “Environmental Risks of Fracking” It came out with 19 hard hitting conclusions and recommendations which are reproduced in full below. Being published on the day that MPs debated the Infrastructure Bill the report was a...

The Descent – A Cautionary Short Story About Fracking

The Descent – A Cautionary Short Story About Fracking

All characters appearing in this story are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living, dead, or awaiting judgement in heaven, is purely coincidental. ather Jack Fracket surveyed the wintry scene from a distance. He checked his  Timex “Celestial TimeMaster” watch – it was 2:30 pm on January 16th 2020 and...

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...

Lord Howell’s return to the desolate North

Lord Howell’s return to the desolate North

Well, desolate and derelict actually http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/energy/fracking/10828543/Government-drive-for-fracking-losing-thousands-of-Tory-votes-Lord-Howell-warns.html http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/fracking-lord-howell-george-osbornes-3536842 Alan Tootill has summed up what has actually been said by Lord Howell below and, beneath the hype it is quite interesting and revealing. The atmosphere at Mr Osborne’s next family gathering may be a trifle frosty. On consideration, he has the right...

Instead of a coherent energy policy Mr Osborne offers us juvenile pap

Instead of a coherent energy policy Mr Osborne offers us juvenile pap

Sometimes, as we read about the Coalition Government’s clumsy attempts to justify their failure to put together a coherent energy policy to carry us through the next decades we smile. Sometimes we despair. Today was one of those days. In a feeble attempt to bite back at Ed Milliband’s headline...

The Sun eats its words

The Sun eats its words

We reported some time ago about the way in which the Sun misreported the results of its online poll, claiming that 71 % supported fracking, when the poll actually closed showing 52% against We raised this issue with the Press Complaints Authority and after a certain amount of toing and...