The shale gas industry, otherwise known as fracking, has been under severe attack in recent months. First the Arabs reduced the price of oil, and with no apparent price hike on the horizon, it meant that the bottom fell out of fracking shares. Secondly, in the UK, Lancashire County Council’s refusal of a licence to drill to iGas, 10 days ago, prompted shares in that company on the London Stock Exchange to plummet. Continue reading
I was amused to hear the BBC’s Man on a Train Michael Portillo accusing the anti-frackers of being NIMBYs, on Andrew Neil’s programme This Week. In my experience, the Frack Off brigade are not at all about Not In My Back Yard, but not in ANYONE’s back yard on the planet, given what’s known about the science and also the devastation to the water table and the lands in countries where fracking has been allowed. In addition, many of them travel far afield to help out other anti-fracking camps not in their neighbourhood. However, NIABYOTP doesn’t quite have the same ring to it! Continue reading
It’s taken me a while to put it together, but now a picture is beginning to form. If you look at a map of the licences to drill being offered to shale gas companies and compare it to the other map, showing where the more permeable bedrock of chalk, limestone and sandstone lays in the country, which support aquifers, it tells the story in itself. Fracking companies need aquifers for water; the water-storing aquifers are in geological areas which are prone to sinkholes. Continue reading
I wrote this only a few days ago, and now confirmation is coming in that it was a correct prediction.
What will happen next is that the carpet baggers will move into the Levels to buy up the land at rock bottom fire-sale prices, which is all the farmers will be able to charge now that the land has been contaminated from overflowing sewerage and their farms are virtually uninsurable. The carpet baggers will probably make a killing in selling that land on to the frackers, as it stands over a huge shale gas field which they’ve been slavering over for some time. Continue reading
It’s no wonder that when Chris Smith, the head of the Environment Agency, arrived on the Somerset Levels to examine the flooding, he was running scared. Apparently, he didn’t let anyone know exactly where he would arrive, and when.
He didn’t even tell the local MP. Continue reading
The kleptocratic criminocracy presently ruling the United Kingdom has been lying to the people about the benefits of fracking. These greedy robber barons will do or say anything to get the shale gas out of the ground in order to make fat profits for themselves and their friends, and they will not think twice about sacrificing the fertility and wellbeing of this green and pleasant land to do so. That much is now clear. They have no loyalty to Britain. Which means that we now have to consider ourselves, in this country, under attack by globalist environmental hooligans. Continue reading
by L J Devon of Natural News
A new study from Duke University published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology reports alarming levels of pollutants coming from Pennsylvania fracking waste water. The pollutants, including radioactive chlorides and bromides, are discharged into the surrounding environment, where they settle into the sediment. Radium is showing up at levels 200 times greater where the Josephine Brine Treatment Facility discharges treated wastewater. This is important, as near the treatment facility is Blacklick Creek, which can carry radioactive waste water beyond the area for many miles to the Allegheny River. Continue reading
Supporters of fracking repeatedly insist that deadly chemicals and flammable gases are carefully isolated and drinking water is in no danger. But a new study from Duke University and a group of German biogeochemists proves that a staggering 82% of homes near fracking sites have drinking water contaminated with exponentially elevated levels of methane gas and other deadly biproducts of the controversial drilling procedure. Continue reading
by Ishtar Babilu Dingir
Readers outside the UK may not be aware of what’s been going on in this country in the past few weeks. In a nutshell, our politicians have taken advantage of the long hot lazy days of summer, with lots of people away, to allow in the energy companies to begin exploratory drilling work for shale gas… otherwise known as fracking. Continue reading