Tagged: Fracking

Inducements and Bemusements

Inducements and Bemusements

So yesterday the National Press all reported on a new consultation on fracking, launched personally, it would appear, by Theresa May. Except we haven’t yet (at the time of writing) been allowed to see its contents. Nevertheless the papers were hyperventilating about the news that individuals rather than councils would...

February 9th – Defend Lancashire’s Decision

February 9th – Defend Lancashire’s Decision

On February 9th between 9 and 11 am the Lancashire groups will be joining together to demonstrate local opposition to fracking as the planning appeal on Preston New Road and Roseacre Wood starts. Venue: Blackpool FC – Bloomfield Road Blackpool, England, Blackpool Please see this Facebook Event for further details...

NWETF delete page showing questionable support

NWETF delete page showing questionable support

STOP PRESS: And it’s back – but minus three “supporters” who are presumably not supporters and with one added. The current version is therefore rather misleading as it now suggests that the list provided to LCC did not have these three names on it when rather clearly it did and...

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...

Another hilarious lesson in why you should pick your advocates carefully

Another hilarious lesson in why you should pick your advocates carefully

Well the pro-frackers are treating us to a succession of “car-crash” interviews of late aren’t they? Last week it was The Rambling Reverend scaremongering about imminent blackouts if we don’t get fracking underway (ignoring the slight logical problem that an industry which wouldn’t in any circumstances be able to contribute...

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...

What the Elphicke are we supposed to believe?

What the Elphicke are we supposed to believe?

Politicians eh? Last night it seems that Charlie Elphicke, Conservative MP for Dover, underwent something of a Damascene conversion. Mr Elphicke made a bit of a Charlie of himself last week, when he was caught out getting rather mixed up about the differences between coal bed methane and underground coal...