There’s also the part that these fracking holes can then be used to store nuclear waste. Wonder what that would do to the environment and the house prices of Tory voters?[…]Read more →
Archive for ‘Fracking News’
My / our rational reaction to irrational corporate insanity? by Donnachadh McCarthy
On Monday morning I have my first preliminary hearing in court for the criminal offence of chanting in a tiny pop up tent at the feet of the Gandhi statue in Parliament Square. The meditation protest was calling for the criminalisation[…]Read more →
The lesson of history is that radical social change is achieved by people working together and confronting the dominant power structures over a sustained period of time. The suffragettes, the civil rights activists, LGBT movement, to name a few, have all employed direct action to achieve recognition of their rights. The[…]
“..if you succeed in de-carbonising Europe, our crops will have no natural gas to grow from. We have to have carbon dioxide. This is madness. Absolute madness what you are suggesting and our industry – our agriculture industry – is going to suffer heavily if we attempt to bury carbon dioxide in the ground. It[…]Read more →
Lancashire County Council announced it has launched the public consultation on the extra information submitted by Cuadrilla for its two planning applications for shale gas development in the Fylde. The consultation begins today and will run for four weeks until Friday 17th April.
Details (including new Cuadrilla submissions) via Drill or Drop: http://drillordrop.com/2015/03/20/public-consultation-begins-on-cuadrillas-revised-lancashire-fracking-plans/
New report: Health & Fracking: the impacts & opportunity costs
Excellent new report by public health charity Medact – health professionals demand immediate moratorium to fracking due to its extreme health risks. They stop short of demanding a full ban but the implications of the report lead to that conclusion – fracking is inherently dangerous[…]
An Afternoon with Occupy The Media Billionaires.
First part was when we were informed by the Police that College Green was Private Property owned by the Parliamentary Estate. We had to ask if the tax payers owned the Parliamentary Estate. They couldn’t really gainsay our logic.
Then we spoke to Liz Crow’s Art Exhibition “We[…]Read more →
Gold Plated Human Rights? By Ashman Dan
Human Rights were created to protect the people from the power of the state in acknowledgement of the scale of harm that too much concentrated power can cause. When the state is ordering those who are meant to enforce human rights not to respect them in order for[…]
The climate crisis is the defining issue of our times and will take centre-stage in world politics in 2015. Our economic system puts profits before people and is destroying the natural systems that keep us alive. It has brought us to the precipice of catastrophic climate change. Because the real solutions empower people and threaten[…]Read more →