Claire “I’ve never visited a shale gas site” Perry has now taken to handing out ‘Myth-Busting’ flyers to MP’s and correspondents. Surprisingly, for one who is so keen on exhorting us to “Follow the Science,” she ignores all the science and tells lies. Evidently science is a bit complex for her so to help her I’ve corrected all her mistakes. Incidentally Claire, when you preach in your condescending manner, telling us not to be so silly, renewables can never replace gas, why have you ignored the fact that Scottish Power has divested completely from fossil fuel and that 100% of it’s electricity is now generated by wind power?
How do United Utilities priorities our drinking water? Who gets the first guarantee of fresh clean drinking water? industry or us?
Monday 24th September, 7.30pm…. come along to New Horizons St Albans Road St Anne’s FY8 1XD and listen to the very knowledgable Marianne Birkby . Remember we live in the Bermuda Triangle of the Fylde….. Springfield nuclear site, Preston new road fracking site and gas storage under the River Wyre.
- Persuade key local elected representatives – MPs, councillors and council leaders – to speak out publicly on the issue, and to apply pressure privately to ministers to drop the proposal.
- Develop and sustain a high profile local public campaign to demonstrate overwhelming public opposition to this plan.
Representatives said the action, together with the temporary injunction won by drilling firm Cuadrilla to ban blocking of the site, is leaving them with no means of peaceful protest.Read Full Report
In this week’s listings
- Block Around the Clock camp near Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site;
- Final week of public inquiry into Ineos shale gas plans for Marsh Lane;
- George Monbiot visits Lancashire campaigners;
- South Yorkshire regional anti-fracking strategy meeting;
- Plus meetings and information events.
With Thanks to Drill or Drop
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Key points from today’s hearing
- 14,775 HGV movements expected at Roseacre Wood, assuming surface water is treated on site and not tankered off – 2,483 more movements than previously estimated
- Lancashire County Council says there have been 248 right-hand turn breaches of the traffic management plan at Preston New Road; Cuadrilla say there have been 8
- Environment Agency issues draft permit for water treatment at Preston New Road today, Cuadrilla says
- Convoys to Preston New Road are causing local alarm and fear, inquiry told
- Cuadrilla admits the Preston New Road programme overran and traffic numbers were underestimated
- Cuadrilla says protests were one – but not the only – factor behind the overrun at Preston New Road
- Cuadrilla confirms protests are one reason behind its new proposal for three lorry routes to the Roseacre Wood site
- Extra routes give flexibility, the company says
- The 2016 inspector was wrong to conclude the Hand and Dagger junction was unsafe for fracking lorries, says Cuadrilla’s traffic expert
- Large lorries need to drive on the wrong side of the road at key junctions and bends, says RAG
- Highways England not satisfied about use of A585 junction by Cuadrilla lorries, says RAG
- Cuadrilla dismisses Arup’s reasons for rejecting it proposed new re
- Most aggregates for fracking sites come from quarries or suppliers in the Lake District
- Cuadrilla’s technical director says anti-fracking protests will reduce when shale gas industry develops
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A UK Petroleum Exploration and Development Licence (PEDL) allows a company to pursue a range of oil and gas exploration activities, subject to necessary drilling/development consents and planning permission. There are currently 230 onshore licences, covering 529 blocks. The 14th Licensing Round was announced on the 17th of December 2015 with the award of 159 new blocks under 93 new licences.
Around 2,000 wells have now been drilled in the UK, with about 10% of them having been hydraulically fractured. There are currently around 120 sites with 250 operating wells producing between 20,000 and 25,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day of produced water is disposed of safely under permits from the EA and SEPA.
Web based map showing Oil and Gas Authority onshore dataINTERACTIVE MAP