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New York sues to force an assessment of environmental risks

The New York Times reports that The New York State attorney general, Eric T. Schneiderman, filed a lawsuit against the federal government on Tuesday to force an assessment of the environmental risks posed by drilling for natural gas in the Delaware … Continue reading

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Another fracking earthquake

There has been a second earthquake in Blackpool, close to the site where Cuadrilla have recommenced their fracking activities. As a precaution they have again called a temporary halt to drilling. The previous earthquake, at the beginning of April, had … Continue reading

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Urgent please act – 9th May

Thanks to SchisteHappens for this information. Act Today! The government are starting to backtrack on what said they would do – that is put a stop to gaz de schiste. While this is no great surprise, they must be told … Continue reading

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Why say NO?

I’m working on a list of reasons…. Please let me know if there are more that I should add. Meanwhile, let’s have some fun here, tell me how many of these points you agree with.

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Shale Gas special report in the Guardian. VOTE on their poll.

Lots of interesting food for thought here as the Guardian covers the issue of Shale Gas with a number of articles. http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/shale-gas Urgent: Please vote in their poll on whether Shale Gas is a green alternative. This is only open … Continue reading

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Equipment failure leads to fracking fluid spill

The gas industry is trying to make out that what they do these days is pretty well ‘bullet proof’ and that those of us who cite the risks to water pollution are over stating the case. But these problems are … Continue reading

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Proposed law to be discussed 4th May

There are 3 propositions on the table  (see Le Figaro ) and because of this, the Energy minister Eric Besson says his proposed visit to shale gas operations in the US or Sweden (see here) is under question. The first … Continue reading

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Easter thoughts…

I find myself wondering whether our headlong rush to consume all available fossil fuels no matter what the risks isn’t comparable to the vainglorious attempts of the Easter islanders to create ever larger symbols of power, with no consideration of … Continue reading

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Photos 26 March, Pont Valentre CAHORS

You can see my photos from yesterdays protest on Pont Valentre Cahors here:-

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BBC Radio 4 Today report on fracking

Here is my summary of what Roger Harribin, BBC environmental analyst, reported from the site of shale gas drilling near Blackpool. Mark Miller (Cuadrilla) says in response to concerns over water pollution –  “it won’t happen over here” – “bulletproof” … Continue reading

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