Category: Traffic

Fools’ Gold

Fools’ Gold

We, the residents of the Fylde, have been assured by our MP, Mark Menzies, that the most stringent regulations would have to be in place if shale gas exploration were to go ahead. He has referred continually to the need for “gold standard” regulations. We are now, if Cuadrilla are...

Accounting for dummies (or Lancashire for Shale)

Accounting for dummies (or Lancashire for Shale)

It was with absolute incredulity that we read the latest effluent from industry front group Lancashire For Shale, claiming that “Campaigners protesting against Cuadrilla’s shale gas exploration works have today forced the closure of the A583 for the second time this week, at a potential cost to the economy of...

UKOOG – it’s hard to understand the science when we can’t get answers!

UKOOG – it’s hard to understand the science when we can’t get answers!

After UKOOG’s embarrassing climb down over their estimates of truck movements on their web sites we asked them for further clarification as we reported here We sent this email to them Subject: Vehicle movements Date: 8 October 2015 14:35:06 BST To: info@ukoog.org.uk Dear Sir On your web site you have...

Still more misleading statements on trucks!

Still more misleading statements on trucks!

We have blogged recently about UKOOG’s misleading statements about fracking related truck traffic, but we have now found still more examples of totally misleading information about truck traffic Take a look at Page 8 of the Royal Society of Edinburgh briefing paper here which tells us They must have jolly...

UKOOG’s second movement

UKOOG’s second movement

When is a “truck movement” one movement and when is it two movements? Well it’s one movement when you want to convince people fracking won’t have as much impact as it really will. Thus, in the Institute of Directors’ report “Getting Shale Gas Working” we see figures for truck movements...