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  1. Hi honeybee13 I will try to be unbiased in my view of things.Politically anyway. There is a lot of mistrust around at the moment. It could rise again some might be thinking. Fracking was a sure vote loser in the forthcoming General Election.For one party anyway,all of a sudden out pops a moratorium. All the warnings were in place for years about the dangers but onwards they went brushing experts and people aside. The oil and gas authority report due out what will it show. The police the massive expense,the people called protectors and others thrown aside not listened to. Sometimes leaving dents in hedges and bones,sprains,bruises and anxiety,sleepless nights,stress. People having to put up with tremors,mess,fear for whats next. Over 100 tremors at one site,many sites would be needed,can you imagine what was about to be unleashed on communities up and down England. The time people have spent travelling from across England,Europe and further afield to this Fracking Site in Lancashire. To have their say. Politicians as well. Damage by the Earthquakes tremors,the micro damage that i believe has been caused in parts of Lancashire. I read that Cuadrilla have been examining pictures on internet sites checking pictures of houses for damage that may have been done before the quakes and throwing a few hundred pounds here and there to some. I would like any sites like these to show the possible micro damage,not a chance even with a magnifying glass. But that is my view of things. I wrote on a site some time ago that we will see who has the last dance on the pad that leads to the Well To Hell. I have my shoes polished but not planned the day to dance yet,it may come soon. For those that have kept watch at the Fracking Site,the protectors the local residents who have been at the site past and present,well done. They must be feeling slightly relieved but watchful. All the parties have said they will ban Fracking,one says a moratorium best leave it at that. Who can you trust nowadays is the question. Money and power can get a lot done even if not correct and it can hurt some. I am gone i know i am going on a bit to much for some. Bye Tawnyowl.
  2. The UK government has issued an immediate moratorium in England because of the risk of earth tremors. Governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have already issued measures that amount to moratoriums on fracking. , the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), said new scientific advice concluded that it was not possible with current technology to predict accurately whether fracking would cause tremors and how big they would be. https://drillordrop.com/2019/11/02/immediate-moratorium-on-fracking-in-england-because-of-tremor-risk/ Fracking moratorium – reaction DrillOrDrop has compiled reaction to the government’s statement on a immediate moratorium on fracking. We have comments from community groups, campaigners, academics, politicians and the shale gas industry. https://drillordrop.com/2019/11/02/fracking-moratorium-reaction/ Press release Government ends support for fracking Government ends support for fracking in England on the basis of new scientific analysis, published today. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-ends-support-for-fracking?utm_source=da4034d2-092b-41fc-a5d1-34dda859a9bd&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate Fracking will not be allowed to proceed in England, the government has announced today, following the publication of new scientific analysis.
  3. No more UK fracking in 2019 as Cuadrilla runs out of time after record-breaking tremor https://drillordrop.com/2019/09/30/no-more-uk-fracking-in-2019-as-cuadrilla-runs-out-of-time-after-record-breaking-tremor/ Cuadrilla sent office staff to check property damage from UK’s biggest fracking earth tremor Initial assessments of damage caused by the UK’s largest fracking-induced earth tremor were made by staff from the Cuadrilla’s headquarters, not professional surveyors or insurance experts. Some people have had claims dismissed after company visits, which were usually led by the external affairs manager. The 2.9 magnitude tremor was felt by thousands of people across the Fylde at about 8.30am on August bank holiday Monday this year. Within hours, there were reports of cracks in buildings and damage to windows and doors. https://drillordrop.com/2019/09/26/cuadrilla-sent-office-staff-to-check-property-damage-from-uks-biggest-fracking-earth-tremor/ Well what can you say,Cuadrilla must be made to pay not just slide away. A huge amount of money should be put in a fund and this company should have been made to put millions as a just in case things go pear shaped compensation fund. I will have to check but i feel this idea was overruled by the powerful ones back in the mists of time around 2013 or later I will have to check. Such was the desperation by Frackers and their powerful backers to get Fracking.Nothing and nobody must stop it,get in the way. Damage will have been done going back to 2011. Micro damage to many buildings lying unseen in many cases. Who knows what is lurking to appear sometime in the future. Cracks in brickwork slowly letting water seep into cavity insulation to create damp spots in the future. Round stonework bays,windows,foundations from St Annes to Blackpool and other areas. How do you prove the Earthquakes caused the damage. How do you prove it did not. These problems are there just that many people will just pay for repairs that will have been caused by Cuadrillas man made flaming Earthquakes.Not realising. Survey all buildings in a fifteen to twenty mile radius paid for by Cuadrilla,from roofs to foundations.Why not,find out what damage has been caused,many must be worrying and wondering. Make them pay before they go away. How do you do that I suppose smart Lawyers,court cases,surveyors,loss adjusters,insurance men would be needed not office workers to work that out. And remember, some people forget over a little time.Forget what has happened,how badly they have been treated,used,trampled on. Some do not. And remember once Cuadrilla have gone they are gone. Tawnyowl,off now before i blow a fuse.
  4. Good morning from Lancashire,a fine weekend to come. Some recent fracking news,events etc. Cuadrilla fracked just seven times at its Preston New Road site near Blackpool last month before inducing a record-breaking earth tremor. DrillOrDrop has seen official logs of fracturing at the site which show Cuadrilla was using volumes of frack fluid and sand significantly below the maximum allowed. The rate of injection was also under the limit. Despite this, the operation induced the UK’s strongest fracking-induced tremor. https://drillordrop.com/2019/09/12/cuadrilla-fracked-seven-times-before-record-breaking-tremor-official-logs/ Shareholders including private equity firm Riverstone Holdings LLC, which has a direct 45% holding, and Kerogen Capital, which holds an indirect stake, have hired the Royal Bank of Canada to study ways to cash out of their investment, said people familiar with the matter, asking not to be named because the information is private. https://www.rigzone.com/news/wire/cuadrilla_owners_explore_options_including_selling_company-06-sep-2019-159740-article/ Boom & Bust - Cuadrilla For Sale-Video . http://earthquakes.bgs.ac.uk/induced/recent_uk_events.html https://www.power-technology.com/news/extinction-rebellion-blocks-cuadrilla-fracking-site/ Video. Video. https://www.facebook.com/SmartCard007/videos/vb.1755176631381479/385598835402088/?type=2&theater Anti-fracking campaigners are to protest against Ineos during the Tour of Britain cycle race today (14 September 2019) by wearing devil masks of the company’s billionaire owner, Jim Ratcliffe. They are targeting stage eight of the race from Altrincham to Manchester This is the latest in a series of protests since Ineos took over sponsorship of the former Team Sky in May 2019. Other demonstrations have been held at the Tour de Yorkshire, Tour de France and in Belgium. https://drillordrop.com/2019/09/13/devil-mask-fracking-protest-planned-against-ineos-at-tour-of-britain/?fbclid=IwAR2LqthdmBcyjiC-8_BTeHZlt1dYXfdOE_paJ4RfzqsiiwutitN0h-DghXk Drill Or Drop-September headlines. Top headlines Suspended jail terms and £70,000 costs for campaigners found in contempt of court for breaching Cuadrilla protest injunction Threat of £85,000 costs freezes environmental organisation out of court challenge to fracking injunction Fracking tremors continue as data shows strongest seismic events follow Cuadrilla’s final frack Oil & Gas Authority announces investigation into Cuadrilla’s fracking tremors Cuadrilla receives official warning over breaches of environmental permit on groundwater monitoring Riverstone Holdings and Kerogen – investors in Cuadrilla – said to be looking to sell Approval of UKOG plans to produce oil at Horse Hill for 20 years Ryedale council votes to extend fracking moratorium indefinitely West Lancashire votes to oppose Aurora’s fracking plans in 16 minutes. https://drillordrop.com/2019/09/01/september-2019-headlines/ Ah well time to pop off and visit carboots in the area 6 am 14/9/2019,have a nice weekend and enjoy the harvest moon. Woke up early thinking someone was shining a searchlight into the room,ha. Tawnyowl,over and out
  5. Good morning from the Frontier of no Fracking. On we go with a few articles. Blackpool (between Kirkham & Blackpool on A583) this SATURDAY the 31st August. Many residents just can't be here regularly due to life-demands like work, carer responsibilities, bills to pay etc. but support online and beeps as they pass have been a valued part of the nearly 1000 days of protest at this fracking site - this Saturday - as many as possible will show up to stand together. https://www.facebook.com/events/466244093957185/ UK fracking struggles to shake off fears of more tremors Strength of latest Blackpool quakes raises pressure on shale gas operator Cuadrilla https://www.ft.com/content/38fe9eac-c8c4-11e9-a1f4-3669401ba76f ‘Does someone need to die?’ The families whose homes have turned into Britain’s earthquake zone – thanks to fracking https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/fracking-earthquakes-tremors-preston-new-road-cuadrilla-a9082636.html Fracking in Lancashire could remain suspended for weeks while regulators investigate how Cuadrilla Resources caused an earth tremor 25 times bigger than the company had predicted. The Oil & Gas Authority said it could not give a timescale for the conclusion of its “open-ended” investigation into Monday’s 2.9-magnitude tremor, which followed fracking by Cuadrilla last week. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/regulator-to-halt-fracking-for-weeks-after-tremor-kzv2hfwk7 Hoping to pop off to the gathering at the Fracking Site tomorrow and take a few photos and video and a tale of the day to put here on the CAG early next week. Finish this week off with a song about the Cuadrilla Fracking invaders who arrived one cold winters morning in Lancashire.Seems a long time ago now. Bye for now. Tawnyowl.
  6. Good morning,what is happening this fine day.On we go with a little news and a touch of history. Sir Jim Ratcliffe slates government restrictions as ‘archaic and unworkable’ Sir Jim Ratcliffe, one of Britain’s richest men, has set his sights on the US shale gas industry as his fracking ambitions in the UK wane. The owner of petrochemicals giant Ineos is on the hunt for shale gas investments within the US fracking heartlands of the Permian Basin, according to sources. The billionaire industrialist is understood to have begun assessing a number of US shale projects over the summer as part of a multibillion-dollar debut in the US oil and gas industry. Part of the article. Quite clear what Ineos wants the Shale Gas for but things are changing. People see instantly through social media all the tricks being played by the powerful ones and have had enough. And will get out there and say so. From another article According to the British Plastic Federation, there are 5,200 plastic manufacturers in the UK producing 1.7 million tonnes of raw plastic every year. Ferrycraigs beach at North Queensferry, in the shadow of the Forth Bridge, is a blackspot for nurdle pollution because of the nearby plastic industry hub. It is just 12 miles away from Ineos, a plastic plant in Grangemouth where more than 300 billion pellets are ­manufactured every week. Millions of pellets in the sand and on the beach. Source. EXCLUSIVE: Campaigners say the Government must act, warning that this type of pollution is “totally avoidable” and almost impossible to clean up once it hits the environment https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/billions-poisonous-plastic-pellets-flooding-16543607 From another article. “From towering chemical fires in Germany to toxic air pollution in Scotland and plastic pellets littering our oceans, Ineos’s safety record is appalling. “The company is also a climate disaster waiting to happen—benefiting from fracking in the U.S. while planning to bring the dangerous practice to the United Kingdom. This company’s plans have been met with a passionate, committed grassroots movement, and political leaders are beginning to understand that the right response to fracking is to stop it before it starts.” Source. INEOS’S DIRE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY RECORD http://www.talkfracking.org/fracking-news/ineoss-dire-global-environmental-safety-record/ So now Jim Ratcliffe has spent hundreds of millions on sponsoring a good few bikes and a yacht to sail on a sea of plastic pollution he has a good few ways to depart this island or has he already flown. Monaco i heard. Best move on, i like Entrepreneurs who come up from nothing to become billionaires or millionaires,but not at the expense of the Environment. This article a little dated or is it,surprised me and still does.I like to go back to things from time to time. A lot of pension funds all over the country,councils that is,your council perhaps have investments in the Frackers it is said.Directly or indirectly. Many of the companies fracking across the world are big names.Everywhere from the rainforests to the Artic is not safe form these companies. Some dare not come to these shores because the publicity and pressure they would receive would be uncomfortable for them. There are much easier targets to be had where they can sweep problems and people aside. Anyway if the article interests you you can always send a FOI request and ask your council,hey are you investing in the Frackers.Desperation for quick profit and desperation for money is not a good thing. To get much needed money to pay pensions some risky investments seem to have been made. And it seems like many investors are fleeing the fossil fuel companies across the world. We are not talking a few million or billions,much more money seems to be moving out. Is time running out for them. Just a couple of articles. Insurance companies lead the sell-off of coal, oil and gas stocks over climate change and financial fears – oil majors now cite divestment as a risk to them https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/sep/10/fossil-fuel-divestment-funds-rise-to-6tn Back to the councils and their investments,how much is invested in these fossil fuel companies. I do not know the latest figures,but this has been around for a while now,lets you check out your council.Probably not completely upto date but a guide. New data has revealed that councils across the UK are investing more than £16 billion in the fossil fuel industry – the companies responsible for the climate crisis. It’s time for our local councils to stop #fuellingthefire and divest. Use the map and table below to find out about your council’s fossil fuel investments or rank councils against each other. https://gofossilfree.org/uk/fuellingthefire/#map Moving on now back to the cowboy fracking company Cuadrilla.Who have shaken up my local area and angered many more throughout the country.They fail every time,check out their failures and breaches so far on google. Who has invested in them. British Gas- Centrica have thrown a lot of your money down the well.it will never be seen again. And they put prices up whenever it suits them.But many have moved. Of course you can tell them in a special way what you think of that.These companies definately understand money. 2013. Centrica plc has acquired a 25% interest in the Bowland exploration licence (PEDL165) in Lancashire from Cuadrilla Resources Ltd (Cuadrilla) and AJ Lucas for £40 million in cash. Centrica will also pay exploration and appraisal costs of up to £60 million. 2018 Centrica payment puts Cuadrilla in profit The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, has recorded an annual profit for the first time following a multi-million dollar payment from partner, Centrica. Annual accounts showed Cuadrilla Resources Holdings Ltd made a profit of $5.457m for the year ending 31 December 2017. This compared with a loss of $11.5m for the same period in 2016. All gone now down the Well To Hell. Choice for all. Unfrack me https://unfrack.me/ Moving on what is the latest news. Well i know many more protests are in planning stage or already planned at the Fracking Site,i wil check the latest later today and bring some video and info here when it arrives The Earthquakes that happened have been upgraded now,intensity wise.Bank holiday Mondays Earthquake has now an intensity of 6. Covered here on a article. Quote. “Felt by most indoors and by many outdoors. Many people in buildings are frightened and run outdoors. Small objects fall. Slight damage to many ordinary buildings eg fine cracks in plaster and small pieces of plaster fall.” Record-breaking fracking tremor upgraded – “many frightened” as residents report damage https://drillordrop.com/2019/08/28/record-breaking-fracking-tremor-upgraded-to-strong-many-frightened-as-residents-report-damage/ I suppose some of the articles may suggest i am a little angry about things that are happening,this is true i feel. So much money involved in many areas.So much power and powerful people. Juggling us all around like puppets on a string. We will see what happens,onwards. Tawnyowl.
  7. A diiferent post to start the day off. For those that may wonder how Cuadrilla get funded. They keep emptying Shareholders in AJLucas Group Ltd pockets out with the largest hoover in the world. Straight down their throats the hoover goes and sucks their pockets dry with promises. Soon there will be nothing left,nothing but dust. Ah,enough of that lets see how AJ lucas are doing and what their shareholders are saying. You may have to root around a little but that can be interesting. AJ Lucas Group Limited-Share Price. https://www.google.com/search?q=a+j+lucas+share+price&oq=a+j+lucas&aqs=chrome.4.69i57j0l4j69i60.7264j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 What a difference a week makes. AJ Lucas (ASX: AJL) has gone from last week’s biggest gainer to this morning’s 2nd biggest loser. Overnight, a shale gas site operated by Caudrilla (in which AJ Lucas has a substantial stake) caused a major tremor. The government-run Oil and Gas Authority has since ordered the company to suspend fracking pending an investigation. Note Cuadrilla say- Caudrilla said this was a minor setback.As they sit shaking behind closed doors at Bamber Bridge Preston More on the link. https://stockhead.com.au/energy/energy-aj-lucas-uk-well-causes-a-2-9-magnitude-tremor-and-fracking-issuspended/?fbclid=IwAR3zah3qnmIOImrZU47chPPalnEYLk0ZDtCDEEXBdF2FTpeMVddPHeZQZNE Headquarters of Cuadrilla yesterday received a few visitors yesterday. BBC North West tonight reports on local residents near the Preston New Road Fracking site handing in a letter to Cuadrilla telling them they've had enough. More interesting footage. Community Pop Up At Cuadrilla Headquarters - Enough Is Enough Today the ladies in White will be marching down the Road To Hell to the Gates Of Hell that leads to,yes you guessed it The Well to Hell For over a hundred weeks they have walked down there on a Wednesday,can you believe such a thing. Here we go sport,check out the gossip what the shareholders are saying to each other. You may see a few infiltrators mixed in there from these shores.Not creating mischief just letting the shareholders know whats going down,a little truth. Because the poor old shareholders have to ask and watch the knowlegable ones,the protectors and check facebook and forums for the truth the photos,the filming because Cuadrilla like to keep things hidden.Very rarely do the shareholders or potential shareholders hear from the quiet ones Cuadrilla hidden away in Preston. You may find this interesting,you may not.Depends if you are a little nosey or as someone called me recently a stickybeak. https://hotcopper.com.au/asx/ajl/ Anyone from Cuadrilla the message is clear. type=3&theater Breakfast is calling. Gone for now. Tawnyowl.
  8. Another Quake last night at 10-20pm measuring 1,felt and heard by many. People are alarmed,stressed and distressed and many locals turned up at the Fracking Site yesterday afternoon to let their feelings be known. Sky News Report. Yesterday the local farmer who leased his land to Cuadrilla came under a little pressure. I have seen a video but cannot link it at the moment. Meanwhile the boss of Cuadrilla who came in all fired up and youthful now looks tired and worn out,clearly time to Frack off. What will be revealed when a proper investigation takes place. Some strange things have happened at that site. Some bad things have happened as well outside that site and nearby to people called protectors that will never be forgotton. Like a scar in their minds for ever.Things seen that you will never forget. Forced on local people by those in the corridors of power. My son was in the back garden of his home about a mile from the Fracking Site at 8-30am just enjoying the warmth of this record breaking Bank Holiday.Nice and quiet sitting having a nice cup off tea. I received a text just around 8-30 am but was out at the time my phone needed charging so left it at home but phoned after seeing the alarming message and asked what it was like to go through such an event.It woke everyone in the house up. We talked for a while and he said the strange noises that arrived with the Quake were like you had never heard before. Strange noises from the earth and buildings around and about,cracking,shaking beneath. Some have said birds went quiet. Damage has been done. I suppose some damage that has been done will lie unseen to houses to possbly cause problems in the future.Lets call it micro damage.Other damage will be plain to see. Just as in 2011 courtesy of Cuadrilla Fracking.Man made Earthquakes. People are spooked can you blame them. Just been watching a live video down at the site. Slight suggestions of what is that mist seemingly coming from the site. Is it mist or something more sinister leaking from the depths of hell. Communty on edge,waiting and wondering what is next to arrive on The Road To Hell. https://www.facebook.com/gayzer.tarjanyi/videos/vb.1601814993/10218423001678647/?type=2&theater Back later. Tawnyowl.
  9. This is serious,surely Cuadrila and Fracking are now finished in Great Britain. Many reports of houses shaking and damage must have been done. Including my phone full of messages from people who felt it. Damage will have been done. Surly no minister in their right mind would now relax Earthquake rules. Government's shift to relax shale gas fracking safeguards condemned Environment groups fear possibly ‘weakened’ earthquake risk rules after report on Cuadrilla drilling https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/aug/15/governments-shift-to-relax-shale-gas-fracking-safeguards-condemned Finally. Latest fracking tremor believed to be UK's biggest yet Houses shook as 2.9-magnitude quake recorded near Cuadrilla’s site near Blackpool on Monday The 2.9-magnitude tremor, which startled residents at 8.30am on Sunday, is by far the largest recorded at the site and is bigger than the 2.3-magnitude quake that brought fracking to a halt in 2011. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/aug/26/latest-fracking-tremor-believed-to-be-uk-biggest-yet-cuadrilla-blackpool?CMP=share_btn_fb&fbclid=IwAR1yDrCtp37jkqHxI0XB78vTQd1m18pPtyIWIokSm03rXSDYhiCdixXwt-w
  10. 26 August 2019 - Announcement Hydraulic fracturing at Preston New Road suspended https://www.ogauthority.co.uk/news-publications/news/2019/hydraulic-fracturing-at-preston-new-road-suspended/?fbclid=IwAR3f44Ch8W80VZKYI_brmWQkTJLPhPdJU11i5lcqt8-7Vc722oUKcQeNkCg Upgraded to 2.9 Earthquake.
  11. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/boris-johnson-back-fracking-uk-190000866.html More news coming in on todays Earthquake in Blackpool Blackpool Hit By Another Earthquake Near Fracking Site Blackpool was hit by another earthquake in the space of a few days, just a few miles from a nearby fracking site. The quake was felt close to the Preston New Road site and was enough to wake some homeowners up. According to reports, the tremor - which was believed to have measured around 2.6 in magnitude - was felt by hundreds of people. http://www.ladbible.com/news/uk-blackpool-hit-by-another-earthquake-near-fracking-site-20190826 More later as news comes in.Hear anything have any links,views,news articles put them down. By for now.Just phoning some friends in certain areas of Blackpool. I was out about 6 am elsewhere in Lancashire so missed todays Earthquake. Tawnyowl.
  12. Tawnyowl reporting from the Earthquake capital of Great Britain Bank Holiday morning 26th August 2019.8-30am. Blackpool earthquake: Panic at 'huge tremor' - 'House was shaking for 2-3 seconds!' Multiple Twitter users have been reporting the quake, which they said occurred at 8.30am, with unconfirmed reports suggesting a magnitude of 2.9. One said: “Just felt serious earthquake in Marton, Blackpool, about 08.30 hrs. “The bed and house shook for a couple of seconds. Never experienced anything like that before.” Another added: “8:31 this morning. Bed and wardrobe literally shaking. https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1170146/Blackpool-earthquake-huge-tremor-fylde-lancashire-twitter ANOTHER earthquake measuring 2.9 magnitude has been confirmed in Blackpool, Lancashire in what would is the fourth such tremor in six days in a series of incidents environmental campaigners have linked with fracking activities in the area. The lagest Earthquake so far. Cuadrilla are investigating after a 2.9 magnitude tremor was recorded at its fracking site, the biggest quake yet. It comes after two others in five days which both were recorded as the strongest at the time. https://news.sky.com/story/cuadrilla-investigating-after-2-9-magnitude-tremor-at-fracking-site-11794594 Boris Johnson on fracking “Glorious News” “Stop pussy-footing around” “Give British people their mineral rights” Tory party is shedding votes faster than Boris the Tarantula can shed its skin in these parts you would think.
  13. Hi Tawnyowl here,i have been watching events over the last week or so as things develop. Labrat,such a sense of humour. Hi honeybee13 . Sure does Anti-fracking campaigners have reacted with concern to news that the British Geological Survey (BGS) signed a non-disclosure agreement with Cuadrilla over access to operational data. https://drillordrop.com/2019/08/24/suspicion-over-fracking-firms-secret-deal-with-geological-agency/ Cuadrilla has been accused of trying to downplay last night’s 1.6ML earth tremor caused by its fracking operation near Blackpool. The tremor, at 8.46pm, was the largest so far recorded at the Preston New Road site since fracking began there in October 2018. https://drillordrop.com/2019/08/22/living-in-fear-residents-respond-to-1-6ml-fracking-tremor/ Energy firm Cuadrilla said a 2.23-magnitude tremor was recorded at its facility near Blackpool at 11.01pm on Saturday – the third “micro seismic event” this week. While some local residents may have felt the movement, it was not strong enough to have caused any damage to property, the firm added. Do you believe anything this company says. Like their so called micro seismic events you would think damage could have been caused to properties. Once buildings start shaking this must happen surely. I was approached this afternoon while at a cricket match. Just chatting way about this and that when the person said Did you feel the Earthquake last night. I had not even heard about it,tell me more i said. Lights and windows shaking moving around about a mile away on one of the North of Englands largest housing estates. And there are reports of many more people feeling this event covered on this link. Why should a community be put through this,waiting for the next one. People living around Cuadrilla’s shale gas site reported shaking buildings and windows last night from a 2.1ML tremor. This is the strongest seismic event so far induced by fracking at the Preston New Road site near Blackpool. It brings to more than 90 the number of tremors since fracking resumed at the site less than a fortnight ago. Within minutes of the tremor, there were reports that people had felt it from surroundings towns and villages including Blackpool, Weeton, Westby, Peel, Kirkham, Wrea Green, Great Plumpton and Lytham St Annes. Much more on the link. https://drillordrop.com/2019/08/25/call-for-fracking-ban-after-2-1ml-tremor-shakes-buildings-around-cuadrilla-shale-gas-site/ You might notice that the BGS has a page now for human activity causing Eartquakes-link Last updated: Sun, 25 Aug 2019 18:10:00 (UTC) This list contains seismic events for which there is strong evidence that they have been induced by human activities. It is linked to a database of seismic events and locations and magnitudes may change as events are re-analysed and revised. Background, tectonic seismic activity is reported on our recent earthquakes list. http://earthquakes.bgs.ac.uk/induced/recent_uk_events.html I had better leave it there for now, more soon.,how will it all end because surely it will. Things cannot carry on much longer like this,can they? Bye for now. Tawnyowl writing from the Earthquake centre of Great Britain courtesy of Cuadrilla Fracking.
  14. Good morning old Tawnyowl popping in just been trying to learn a little about microplastics and nanoplastics as we seem to be all having this forced unwelcome addition to our diet,roughly a credit cards worth a year. Just a few articles then on to Fracking and some latest developments. https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/billions-poisonous-plastic-pellets-flooding-16543607 Production of the stuff is on pace to become more damaging than 600 coal-fired power plants. https://www.popsci.com/plastics-are-sealing-planets-fate/ Tiny pieces of plastic found in Arctic snow The discovery suggests that microplastics are being carried around the planet in atmospheric winds, and that we’re breathing them in. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/08/microplastics-found-in-arctic-snow/ Degrading plastics turn into “microplastics.” https://www.healthline.com/health-news/how-dangerous-are-microplastics-to-your-health And then there are nanoplastics another delightful addition to our diet. I cannot find much on effects on this unavoidable addition to humans.It is probably out there or will be soon. It seems like we are all enjoying inhaling or eating roughly a credit cards worth of plastic a year. And as the plans by the fossill fuel giants are already made for huge increases and the likes of Ineos and their Cracker Plants and the hunger by the world for plastics where will it end. Well we know where some ends up. Enough of plastics,trying to get a grip on it all is not easy. Back to the Frackers and what is happening around and about https://drillordrop.com/sites/ Environment groups fear possibly ‘weakened’ earthquake risk rules after report on Cuadrilla drilling Environmental groups have voiced fears that the government is preparing to row back on fracking regulations after officials said they were considering reviewing earthquake safeguard rules. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/aug/15/governments-shift-to-relax-shale-gas-fracking-safeguards-condemned Some recent events leading up to the latest effort by Cuadrilla to Frack in Lancashire. Round two is now underway.Complete with Tremor tracker. Jeremy Corbyn met campaigners outside Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool this afternoon and repeated his call on the government to ban fracking. https://drillordrop.com/2019/07/30/labour-leader-joins-lancashire-campaigners-to-demand-ban-on-fracking/ Cuadrilla fails to fix well problem at Preston New Road fracking site The company told DrillOrDrop other options would be tried before the well was fracked again. But local opponents of the Cuadrilla’s operations at Preston new Road said the well was no longer fit for purpose and they had little confidence in the company’s technical ability. https://drillordrop.com/2019/08/10/cuadrilla-fails-to-fix-well-problem-at-preston-new-road-fracking-site/ Fracking resumes at Preston New Road The company appears to have been scooped to the news by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). It posted an online press statement at 10.47am. This restated the government’s position on shale gas exploration “as Cuadrilla resumed hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations at its site in Preston New Road, Lancashire”. Cuadrilla informed members of the Preston New Road community liaison group at 11.27am and published a press release at 11.42am. At the time of writing, DrillOrDrop understands that people living near the site had not been informed. https://drillordrop.com/2019/08/15/fracking-resumes-at-preston-new-road/ This post tracks earth tremors induced by the second phase of fracking at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site in Lancashire. Fracking of the site’s second horizontal well, PNR2, began on 15 August 2019 and was marked by one micro-seismic event. There were 11 more on the second day. All were well below the threshold for pausing fracking under the traffic light system regulations. Cuadrilla says the operation is due to end in November 2019. https://drillordrop.com/2019/08/16/pnr-tremor-tracker-2019/ With the money being spent and plans being made and a certain political party looking like they are raring to fire up the Frackers it looks like they are going to take some stopping.What could stop the plans being made,do you know.Or are you all for the Frackers. For or against have your say. Bye for now. Tawnyowl.
  15. Seconds out-round two begins. PNR Convoy 16-07-19-Cuadrilla Fracking Site-Lancashire.Early morning-4-45am. Early morning return of Cuadrilla’s fracking equipment prompts local complaints A convoy of 26 vehicles delivered fracking equipment to Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool at about 4.45am today. The company said it opted for an early morning delivery to “minimise disruption for everyone using Preston New Road”. Cuadrilla said last week it intended to frack the second well at the Preston New Road site by the end of August 2019. https://drillordrop.com/2019/07/16/return-of-cuadrillas-fracking-equipment-prompts-local-complaints/ Community group challenges Cuadrilla’s view of geology at fracking site People living near Cuadrilla’s Lancashire fracking site have said there are “serious and fundamental errors” in the company’s interpretation of local geology. Preston New Road Action Group, which opposes operations at the site near Blackpool, has sent a lawyer’s letter to the Environment Agency (EA) about its concerns. The EA is currently considering Cuadrilla’s hydraulic fracturing plan for the second well at Preston New Road, PNR-2. Cuadrilla said last week it expected to begin fracking this well by the end of August. https://drillordrop.com/2019/07/14/community-group-challenges-cuadrillas-view-of-geology-at-fracking-site/ Villagers oppose Ineos plans for road closures around Harthill shale gas site https://drillordrop.com/2019/07/12/villagers-oppose-ineos-plans-for-road-closures-around-harthill-shale-gas-site/ More soon as things seem to be heating up once again. Does anyone know the latest views of Boris Johnson and Fracking ,has anyone mentioned it in the last month or so. These companies surely just do not keep throwing money around like this unless the nod is coming from high up in the corridors of power.Or do they just gamble away. So lots to look forward to,mess,earthquakes,disruption through country roads,massive amounts of police time,and costs associated.No one knows what happens to the chemicals that are sent down there for all time,the possibilities yet the companies can do whatever they like,something of the night about it all. And possibilities of the disruption spreading. You only have to look around check out the mass increase in Earthquakes in America to make you wonder a few things. Water monitoring at Cuadrilla’s fracking site missed key chemicals – regulator The Environment Agency has ordered urgent action after monitoring at Cuadrilla’s Lancashire fracking site earlier this year missed results for key chemicals. https://drillordrop.com/2019/07/09/water-monitoring-at-cuadrillas-fracking-site-missed-key-chemicals-regulator/comment-page-1/ Cuadrilla breached permit over venting unburned methane at Lancashire frack site https://drillordrop.com/2019/05/21/cuadrilla-breached-permit-over-venting-unburned-methane-at-lancashire-frack-site/ Plenty more info back in this thread showing Cuadrillas dismal record. Yet onwards they go. Lets follow and see what happens.Strange times. Bye for now. Tawnyowl.
  16. Live at the Cuadrilla Fracking Site Lancashire.The ladies in white arrive after their Call For Calm march Standing in silence at the Fracking Site.Before speeches and perhaps a little singing.
  17. Live Extinction Rebellion France and UK meet for joint action at Cannes Lions festival to demand the advertising industry tell the truth about the Climate and Ecological Emergency and act as though that truth is real.
  18. Hi labrat. I will be posting later in the week.Catching up with things. A few things i am thinking about. The amount of money being spent on Cracker Plants. ETHANE CRACKER PLANTS: WHAT ARE THEY? https://www.climaterealityproject.org/blog/ethane-cracker-plants-what-are-they INEOS, Europe’s largest petrochemicals company, announces Antwerp as the location for its new ground breaking 3 billion Euro petrochemical investment. https://www.ineos.com/news/ineos-group/ineos-announces-antwerp-as-the-location-for-new-petrochemical-investment/ The Oil & Gas Industry Want to Create New Demand For Plastics As the fracking boom matures, the oil and gas industry is seeking new ways to monetize U.S. shale production. The oil and gas industry no longer pretends that drilling and fracking are about energy independence. New natural gas (liquified natural gas or LNG, not to be confused with NGL) export facilities have come online and more are planned. And now new ethane crackers and petrochemical manufacturing are planned to take advantage of ethane from U.S. fracking. The Center for International Environmental Law have been reports on plans to build or expand 264 petrochemical plants and increase U.S. plastics production by 1/3. https://earthworks.org/issues/fracking-for-plastic/ What else have i been thinking of.Because i seem to be getting obsessed with plastics lately. And i am guilty myself,plastic is everywhere. although trying to find alternatives when selling items.But still using it but looking for alternatives. Yesterday as my job involves scouring beaches looking for things to make something out of. Pretty moving scene yesterday. 80 People at least in front of me yesterday on a local beach stretching out into the distance,school children,volunteers,all ages spending minutes,hours whatever they could manage picking up plastics. Digging deep into the seaweed by the tideline picking all sorts of things As i was well behind they had completely cleaned a whole beach of the plastic. But the next tide will bring more and they know it will.But they will be back. And then there is the micro plastic problem. And plastic production looks like it is going to increase massively. I could say more as i see more but will leave that for now. What else has been bothering me. Ever since tobyjugg2 wrote a few pages back wondering what happens about Fracking after Brexit or words similar to that i have wondered.I could not answer as i do not know. But something is driving these Frackers on.Someone must be saying something to them. Promising things. As i have said i am a little behind the latest,though i know there have been lock ons,all sorts of things happening. Drill or Drop is great at checking out what is happening i will leave a link. I have a strange feeling i will be putting many more links and videos and stories as the summer wears on.I hope i am wrong. Leave you with this while i catch up over the next few days. Lancashire fracking tremors could reach 3.1 magnitude – but very unlikely, says Cuadrilla https://drillordrop.com/2019/06/17/lancashire-fracking-tremors-could-reach-3-1-magnitude-but-very-unlikely-says-cuadrilla/?fbclid=IwAR3Ceze4KcoENFaFCFAu4tC9NEEkb6dNYKNXWWEoa9_F5zOZPQqVUYxEKdc Finally live at the moment the Ladies In White for the hundred and lost count times walk The Road To Hell to the Gates that lead To The Well To Hell.Cuadrilla Site Lancashire. https://www.facebook.com/tinalouiseuk/videos/vb.885330257/10161990811075258/?type=2&video_source=user_video_tab Digging deep into the seaweed by the tideline picking all sorts of things I will be back. Hi labrat. I will be posting later in the week.Catching up with things. A few things i am thinking about. The amount of money being spent on Cracker Plants. ETHANE CRACKER PLANTS: WHAT ARE THEY? https://www.climaterealityproject.org/blog/ethane-cracker-plants-what-are-they INEOS, Europe’s largest petrochemicals company, announces Antwerp as the location for its new ground breaking 3 billion Euro petrochemical investment. https://www.ineos.com/news/ineos-group/ineos-announces-antwerp-as-the-location-for-new-petrochemical-investment/ The Oil & Gas Industry Want to Create New Demand For Plastics As the fracking boom matures, the oil and gas industry is seeking new ways to monetize U.S. shale production. The oil and gas industry no longer pretends that drilling and fracking are about energy independence. New natural gas (liquified natural gas or LNG, not to be confused with NGL) export facilities have come online and more are planned. And now new ethane crackers and petrochemical manufacturing are planned to take advantage of ethane from U.S. fracking. The Center for International Environmental Law have been reports on plans to build or expand 264 petrochemical plants and increase U.S. plastics production by 1/3. https://earthworks.org/issues/fracking-for-plastic/ What else have i been thinking of.Because i seem to be getting obsessed with plastics lately. And i am guilty myself,plastic is everywhere. although trying to find alternatives when selling items.But still using it but looking for alternatives. Yesterday as my job involves scouring beaches looking for things to make something out of. Pretty moving scene yesterday. 80 People at least in front of me yesterday on a local beach stretching out into the distance,school children,volunteers,all ages spending minutes,hours whatever they could manage picking up plastics. Digging deep into the seaweed by the tideline picking all sorts of things As i was well behind they had completely cleaned a whole beach of the plastic. But the next tide will bring more and they know it will.But they will be back. And then there is the micro plastic problem. I could say more as i see more but will leave that for now. What else has been bothering me. Ever since tobyjugg2 wrote a few pages back wondering what happens about Fracking after Brexit or words similar to that i have wondered.I could not answer as i do not know. But something is driving these Frackers on.Someone must be saying something to them. Promising things. As i have said i am a little behind the latest,though i know there have been lock ons,all sorts of things happening. Drill or Drop is great at checking out what is happening i will leave a link. I have a strange feeling i will be putting many more links and videos and stories as the summer wears on.I hope i am wrong. Leave you with this while i catch up over the next few days. Lancashire fracking tremors could reach 3.1 magnitude – but very unlikely, says Cuadrilla https://drillordrop.com/2019/06/17/lancashire-fracking-tremors-could-reach-3-1-magnitude-but-very-unlikely-says-cuadrilla/?fbclid=IwAR3Ceze4KcoENFaFCFAu4tC9NEEkb6dNYKNXWWEoa9_F5zOZPQqVUYxEKdc Finally live at the moment the Ladies In White for the hundred and lost count times walk The Road To Hell to the Gates that lead To The Well To Hell.Cuadrilla Site Lancashire. https://www.facebook.com/tinalouiseuk/videos/vb.885330257/10161990811075258/?type=2&video_source=user_video_tab
  19. I have not been around lately so a little late with the news of a few things that have been happening. Trying to catch up a touch now. from Drill Or Drop. Showing the different stages. https://drillordrop.com/2019/05/02/picture-post-protests-against-team-ineos-at-tour-de-yorkshire/ Brian Davey explores the decision of Ineos, one of the world’s largest chemical companies, to promote fracking. The Ineos majority shareholder, Jim Ratcliffe, claims fracking could regenerate northern Britain despite evidence that the strategy is “a mirage that would lead to a mountain of debt and a mountain of garbage”. http://www.feasta.org/2016/06/11/jim-ratcliffe-ineos-and-the-empire-of-trash/ https://unearthed.greenpeace.org/2019/03/23/ineos-chemicals-environment-pollution-eu-lobbying/ Direct action has spooked the government, shackled the shale gas companies and raised public awareness. Are protesters winning the fight against the frackers? It was always a poisoned chalice, mediating between multinational fracking firms and the local communities dead set against the extreme form of energy extraction in their backyards. Nonetheless, it still shocked many when the government’s “shale commissioner”, the former Labour MP Natascha Engel, resigned at the end of last month after barely six months in the job. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/may/08/we-are-hammering-the-last-nail-in-the-coffin-of-the-fracking-industry? fbclid=IwAR31jMWmZMYdk8P9qV1egJtsewbaRhcYM-q-maCimsdyFG7GR4BUyqlIQrI Many interesting links on the letter. https://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/INEOS-is-about-Fracking-Open-Letter.pdf Well it is not hard to slate the plastic production kings Ineos is it,but what do they say about it. Plans must have been made,massive plans for Fracking,Plastic production,chemical plants etc you would think. Populations are growing,plastic is needed everywhere.Money to be made and lots of it. Plastic production and Fracking are linked so closely,it has to go ahead for Ineos.The masterplan must have been made and underway for years.Could it all go pearshaped. The future of the fossil fuel industry depends on plastics, and in the U.S., the recent rise in cheap shale gas from fracking is driving the plastics boom. Since 2010, over $180 billion has been invested into new plastics production plants that convert natural gas into ethylene, which is used to make many plastics. This means that the fossil fuel industry,responsible for pipelines that fuel climate change, is also responsible for the plastics crisis. When water protectors and activists resist pipelines across North America, organize for divestment from fossil fuels, campaign for renewable energy and urgent climate action, they are also actively addressing the plastics crisis at the root. Plastic Planet is a series on the global plastics crisis that evaluates the environmental and human costs and considers possible solutions to this devastating man-made problem. https://www.teenvogue.com/story/fossil-fuel-industry-is-worsening-the-global-plastics-crisis 100s of millions if not billions at stake. So rev up the public image by sponsoring massively,spend money like never before. Like no other company has done before.do you see through it all or expect a businessman to throw a few hundred million about for a few bikes and a boat for fun.After all the company has made a few bob lately.A lot at stake. But Climate Change,Global Warming thoughts have arrived in everyone's minds or most peoples. Fracking Protectors,whole communities,school children,Scientists,Politicians many of them,Extinction Rebellion groups like that whose voice is growing across the world saying enough it has to stop. Future generations do not want Oceans of plastic pollution the Earth choking to death. So what do they,companies like Ineos say or have said.Whatever they have said time is running out,no time to make a few more billion those times have surely gone,or have they,we will see. 2016. Ineos have signed a 15 year deal with Range Resources to supply fracked shale gas. http://www.ineos.com/news/shared- news/ineos-europe-ag-announces-a-new-agreement-to-source-ethane-from-the-usa/ Range Resources have been accused of causing a number of environmental incidents, see a long list http://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/tag/range-resources/ Some want a clear conscience. Others want to see if they are up to the challenge. But none of them want to wait until 2050 to cut their carbon emissions down to near-zero. Across the country, environmentalists of all ages – from seven to 75 – are taking action now to lead low-carbon lives. Last week, the government’s official advisory body, the Committee on Climate Change, recommended that the UK set a legally binding target to cut greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/may/04/carbon-cutting-zero-emissions-eco-warriors-damaged-world? fbclid=IwAR2V7JTIS_0PNjqOaHlquJaleGIh4C8qLFtQ_ND1vz0gurBX9oAd0zt9GYQ Ireland. A spokesperson for a local anti-fracking group said the community would unite against its potential return. Tamboran last attempted to carry out test drilling in 2014, but faced community and political opposition. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-48191165 Fracking bid for Fermanagh renewed as consultation begins The Department of Economy has announced that it has received an application for a Petroleum Licence covering a large area to the west of Upper Lough Erne and south of Lower Lough Erne. https://www.impartialreporter.com/news/17622553.fracking-bid-for-fermanagh-renewed-as-consultation-begins/?ref=twtrec America. Bernie Sanders ‏ Verified account @BernieSanders 24h24 hours ago More Fracking is a danger to our water supply. It’s a danger to the air we breathe. It causes earthquakes. It’s highly explosive. And it’s contributing to climate change. We need to ban it nationwide. Video. Oh well it seems i have got a little roused and have let loose again,i do apologise. I do not like what i have witnessed and seen over the last few years,it sure has affected me.I doubt if i will ever be the same again.But i sure have met some interesting people i will never forget. Including plastic and pollution and many other things.Surely change is coming,i hope and fast.
  20. Hi labrat and unclebulgaria67. Just following on from your posts.Drill or Drop interesting article. The shale gas commissioner, Natascha Engel has resigned after just over six months, she has told a national newspaper. Ms Engel, a former Labour MP, opposed fracking when Ineos first announced it was planning to explore for shale gas in her North East Derbyshire constituency. Natascha Engel’s constituency office. Photo: DrillOrDrop But after a visit, hosted by Ineos, to fracking operations in Pennsylvania, she changed her mind. She later lost her parliamentary seat and was commissioned by Ineos to write a leaflet, as yet unpublished, about shale gas. She was appointed as the UK’s first shale gas commissioner on 1 October 2018 and was due to have a half-yearly review last month. DrillOrDrop asked Ms Engel last night why she was leaving and for a copy of her resignation letter. She has not responded. DrillOrDrop has been seeking an interview with Ms Engel about her role since 11 October 2018. We have made nine separate requests and provided almost 40 possible dates for an interview. But Ms Engel has never responded, despite telling us informally that she wanted to do an interview. We know from a response to an FOI request to BEIS, that she was one of 18 applicants for the post, four of whom were interviewed and two deemed suitable. She was appointed for a two-year-term and paid at rate of £500 per day for a total of 96 days per year. This was to be open to review. Much more on the link. https://drillordrop.com/2019/04/28/shale-gas-commissioner-resigns/ https://drillordrop.com/2019/04/26/third-of-election-candidates-in-ineos-shale-gas-area-sign-frack-free-pledge/ Lancashire fracking site looks like an “abandoned ghost town”, says campaign group Anti-fracking campaigners have accused Cuadrilla of leaving local people “in the dark” as more equipment was removed off the company’s Preston New Road site this week. Frack Free Lancashire described drone images taken yesterday of the site near Blackpool as “more like an abandoned ghost town” than a “flagship fracking site”. https://drillordrop.com/2019/04/25/lancashire-fracking-site-looks-like-an-abandoned-ghost-town-says-campaign-group/ mmm, Could be interesting,i will watch this closely. As Ineos prepares to launch its sponsorship of Britain’s leading cycling team at next week’s Tour de Yorkshire, an opponent of the company’s fracking plans reports on his own ride through the region’s shale gas licences. Amateur cyclist Stuart Leach, who lives in Ryedale, visited 284 towns and villages in North Yorkshire to tell people about proposals to frack for gas. In this guest post, he explains why he did it and what he learned from his 785-mile journey. https://drillordrop.com/2019/04/27/guest-post-pedalling-the-pedls/ Just popping over to America.Just a couple of articles to mix things a little. Have you ever googled asking what President Trump has said about Global Warming,Climate Change over the years,his Quotes,go on feel free. Back to 2013. Over the past decade, the oil and gas industry has fused two technologies—hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling—in a highly polluting effort to unlock oil and gas in underground rock formations across the United States. https://environmentamerica.org/reports/ame/fracking-numbers Trump plans to allow fracking near California's national parks The Trump administration has issued a plan to open more than a million acres in California to fracking, including areas close to Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia national parks. The government report states that additional fracking wells might require 80m gallons of water a year, even though some residents in the area face drinking water shortages https://uk.news.yahoo.com/trump-plans-allow-fracking-near-190725934.html The way things are happening makes you think there is something of the night about it all. Why would countries unless skint members put communities at risk,no matter how small they say the risk is. I can only say what i have seen,communities,people on edge,stressed and distressed,losing sleep being thrown about from the ones with orders to follow.But who is the one at the top giving these orders,i would scroll a letter asking why Great Britain where we live so close together and its communities being put through this. Desperation from companies and powerful influential supporters with money to lose can lead to many things. But usually come tumbling down sooner or later.We will see,power to the people. I am gone,have your say as i do,ramble on. Last thing ,over the years how many companies have you seen arrive in Great Britain or here already start throwing money around in local communities,sponsoring everything from football to putting a new roof on the village hall.Some do it small time,some big time,really big time.And after a time people have seen right through their desperation for local and national respectability and finally booted or chased them out with their tails between their legs.And made to pay for their mistakes by the chasing posse.We surely do not want mistakes from these Fracking companies. Environmental cock-ups not financial messups are in two different leagues. One is the Earth we live on,water,air,oceans,streams,rivers,peoples health. Enjoy the rest of the weekend,i am gone Tawnyowl.
  21. Anti-fracking campaigners win appeal against Ineos protest injunction Anti-fracking campaigns have won a legal challenge to an injunction granted to the shale gas company, Ineos Upstream. Three law lords granted an appeal brought by Joe Corre and Joe Boyd. In a reserved judgement, Lord Justice Longmore, Lord Justice David Richards and Lord Justice Leggatt ruled that sections of the injunction, first granted in July 2017, were unlawful. The case could have implications for similar, injunctions granted to four more oil and gas companies. The original injunction prevented “persons unknown” from trespassing on or obstructing access to eight shale gas sites and company offices. It also prohibits people from combining together to commit unlawful acts “with the intention of damaging” Ineos or any other companies in its supply chain. Today, the court of appeal struck out the sections applying to protests on the public highway, including slow walking protests, climbing on to vehicles and blocking the road. It also removed the section on protests against the supply chain. https://drillordrop.com/2019/04/03/breaking-anti-fracking-campaigners-win-appeal-against-ineos-protest-injunction/
  22. Latest news from Drill Or Drop. Two-thirds of the UK’s first horizontal shale gas well was not fracked during a nine-week operation last autumn, according to reports that the company, Cuadrilla, tried to keep secret. The documents reveal that the Preston New Road site near Blackpool experienced mechanical problems and lost equipment. They show that quantities of frack fluid used in the operation were too low to qualify for the legal definition of associated hydraulic fracturing. They also confirm for the first time that a majority of earth tremors around the site were on days when fracking was carried out. https://drillordrop.com/2019/04/01/confidential-records-reveal-limitations-of-cuadrillas-lancashire-fracking-operation/ The risk of earthquakes from well operations such as acidisation, water reinjection and pressure release should be controlled in the same way as fracking, a parliamentary meeting heard today. MPs and peers were hearing evidence on whether the rules on fracking-induced seismic activity should be changed. The industry has been calling for a relaxation of the traffic light system after Cuadrilla’s Lancashire fracking operation induced more than 50 earth tremors last autumn. https://drillordrop.com/2019/04/02/fracking-earthquake-rules-should-be-extended-to-other-onshore-oil-and-gas-operations-mps-told/ Two anti-fracking campaigners locked themselves together outside the IGas site at Springs Road in north Nottinghamshire. They said the action was designed to disrupt operations at the shale gas site, near the village of Misson, where horizontal drilling is expected to start soon. The protest is part of a “Fossil Fools” street party, organised by the campaign group FrAcktion, to mark April Fools day. https://drillordrop.com/2019/04/01/picture-post-arrests-over-fossil-fools-day-protest-at-igas-misson-site/ Events diary - April 2019 and beyond Seminar on next steps for unconventional oil and gas in the UK Ruling in appeal against Ineos injunction Parliamentary meeting on seismicity regulations UKOG and Union Jack annual general meetings Fossil fools day street party Groundswell climate change event Fundraisers Campaign planning https://drillordrop.com/2019/04/01/events-diary-april-2019-and-beyond/ Other news from here and there. Sir Jim Ratcliffe, founder of British petrochemicals conglomerate Ineos, will rebrand cycling giant Team Sky as Team Ineos following multi-million pound deal Environmentalists have accused the company of 'greenwashing' to distract attention from its investments in fracking and plastic production The billionaire has recently acquired a public profile after building a £21bn personal fortune from his privately-owned business Read more at: https://inews.co.uk/news/long-reads/jim-ratcliffe-team-sky-ineos-greenwashing/ Labour is hoping to amend new climate change legislation at the Scottish Parliament. Labour plans to amend new climate change legislation at the Scottish Parliament, including looking at writing in a fracking ban. The Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Bill will face its first parliamentary hurdle at a Stage 1 debate at Holyrood on Tuesday. The Bill would update laws to increase the greenhouse gas reduction target from the current 80% to 90% by 2050. https://stv.tv/news/politics/1436684-fracking-ban-under-consideration-in-labour-plans-for-bill/
  23. Ministers have been advising councils that gas from fracking in their area would help combat climate change. But a judge found that the government had failed to consider the latest evidence. Justice Dove ruled that "material from Talk Fracking, and in particular their scientific evidence as described in their consultation response, was never in fact considered relevant or taken into account" when formulating the revised policy https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-47472732 The campaign group, Talk Fracking, has won its challenge against government support in planning policy for fracking. A High Court judge, Mr Justice Dove, allowed a judicial review in a case over the climate impacts of shale gas developments. https://drillordrop.com/2019/03/06/breaking-campaigners-win-court-challenge-over-government-support-for-fracking/ Ministers had failed to consider the latest evidence concerning the technique’s “low carbon” credentials, campaign group Talk Fracking argued. The judge agreed the climate impact of shale gas extraction had been overlooked and described https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/fracking-policy-high-court-ruling-government-unlawful-housing-energy-a8810101.html Three law lords have reserved their decision in an appeal against the protest injunction granted to the fracking company, Ineos. Lord Justice Andrew Longmore described the challenge brought by two anti-fracking campaigners as “not an entirely easy case”. He said a written judgement would be handed down but gave no indication of when this would be. The one-and-a-half day case at the Royal Courts of Justice in London this week had hear from legal teams for the fashion designer, Joe Corre, and campaigner, Joe Boyd. https://drillordrop.com/2019/03/06/judgement-reserved-in-challenge-to-ineos-fracking-protest-injunction/ On the day it released a significant amount of the powerful greenhouse gas methane into the atmosphere, UK fracking firm Cuadrilla’s air monitoring equipment suddenly stopped working. https://unearthed.greenpeace.org/2019/03/06/cuadrilla-fracking-methane-monitoring/ Think many are seeing what these Fracking Companies are like And their powerful friends who are slipping away slowly. But so much money will be lost by many,just the way it goes. Gone for now. Tawnyowl
  24. The injunction against anti-fracking protests granted to Ineos is already breaching rights to freedom of speech, the court of appeal heard today. A challenge, brought by fashion designer Joe Corre and campaigner Joe Boyd, argued that the injunction against actions at Ineos sites and premises was “wide-ranging, unclear, unfair and based on exaggeration and untested evidence”. Heather Williams QC, barrister for Mr Boyd, said: Drill Or Drop report of the case. Much more on the link. https://drillordrop.com/2019/03/05/ineos-protest-injunction-unlawfully-breaches-human-rights-appeal-court-told/ Anti–fracking campaigners from the East Midlands and South Yorkshire took their message to Westminster today. A rally, organised by Bolsover Against Fracking, at Parliament Square heard from the town’s MP, Dennis Skinner and Labour’s energy spokesperson, Rebecca Long Bailey. James Eaden, Chesterfield TUC David Kesteven, chair Eckington against Fracking Dennis May, campaigner from Nottinghamshire Rebecca Long-Bailey, Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Eddie Thornton, campaigner, Yorkshire-T He of the first lock on at PNR if i remember correctly.Nothing like seeing the Yorkshire folk walking down to the Cuadrilla Site a day i will not forget.So what did Eddie say. Much more on the link. https://drillordrop.com/2019/03/05/picture-post-westminster-anti-fracking-rally/ robert-griffiths-150x150Cheshire West and Chester Council’s barrister, Robert Griffiths QC (left) made his closing statement at today’s session. IGas is expected to make its closing statement tomorrow (6 March 2019). You can catch up on news from other sessions of the inquiry here. https://drillordrop.com/ellesmere-port-inquiry-january-2019/ News updates Day 11: IGas Ellesmere Port inquiry https://drillordrop.com/2019/03/05/news-updates-day-11-igas-ellesmere-port-inquiry/ That is it for myself for today,enjoy whatever you are up to today. I am busy making two Driftwood Herons,Henry and Hendrietta and a Driftwood Snake called Slithering Jim. In between decorating the hall landing and stairs. Great working from home but so many interuptions. I knew you all wanted to know what i was up to. Be careful out there the likes of Ineos,the plastic production kings are trying to break free and roam unchallenged throughout England. Up the protectors and communities of England see these infiltrators off Englands green and pleasant lands. Bye for now. Tawnyowl.
  25. Campaigners bring test case against “chilling” protest injunctions Some of the most extensive restrictions on anti-fracking protests are to be challenged at the Court of Appeal tomorrow morning (5 March 2019). Three senior judges will begin considering cases brought by two campaigners against injunctions granted to Ineos Upstream, the country’s biggest shale gas licence holder. The hearing is being seen as a test case over restrictions on protests. Joe Corre and Joe Boyd first went to court in September 2017 to challenge the injunctions granted at a private hearing five weeks earlier. Mr Justice Morgan dismissed their case at the commercial section of the High Court in November 2017. He also later refused their application to appeal. But in May 2018, Lady Justice Asplin, allowed them to pursue their cases at the Court of Appeal. Appeal grounds Mr Boyd was successful on three of his six grounds for appeal: Human Rights Act aspects of the case Injunction on protests against the supply chain Use of the injunction against “persons unknown” Lady Justice Asplin said: “there is a real prospect of success” on the three grounds. https://drillordrop.com/2019/03/04/campaigners-bring-test-case-against-chilling-protest-injunctions/ Fracking the World: Despite Climate Risks, Fracking Is Going Global The U.S. exported a record 3.6 million barrels per day of oil in February. This oil is the result of the American fracking boom — and as a report from Oil Change International recently noted — its continued growth is undermining global efforts to limit climate change. The Energy Information Administration predicts U.S. oil production will increase again in 2019 to record levels, largely driven by fracking in the Permian shale in Texas and New Mexico. And the U.S. is not alone in trying to maximize oil and gas production. Despite the financial failures of the U.S. fracking industry, international efforts to duplicate the American fracking story are ramping up across the globe. https://www.desmogblog.com/2019/03/04/global-fracking-expansion-oil-gas-climate-risks
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