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Archive | January, 2015

In its infancy

There seems to be plenty happening at the moment, Lancashire planners have spoken and the Council may deliberate at the end of the week. The Infrastructure Bill is being debated tomorrow with dozens of amendments. In Ryedale there are moves to put in planning for fracking and to have an injection well in the national […]

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Reassurance in front of world leaders that the environment is safe

The statement from David Cameron at Davos last year should have been reassuring. In a special speech to world leaders and his home audience, he wished to reassure people that ‘it’ (that is fracking) would not go ahead if there was a threat to the environment. The clip was reduced to just 20 seconds but […]

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Monitoring and enforcement agencies fail to control the risks posed by fracking

Fracking waste cannot be cleaned so it is injected under pressure into conventional gas wells. Much like fracking if not identical, it too causes seismic activity and leaks to the environment and underground water systems. Waste water injection pipe construction is very similar to the fracking pipe which we know will leak especially if subjected […]

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Infrastructure Bill

Why you should learn more about the Infrastructure Bill

A concerning development in the continuing debate on the Infrastructure Bill. Several aspects of this bill pave the way for fracking and reduce the control on gas companies while potentially adding to the risks. Among the clauses in the Bill is a requirement for: oil and gas companies to maximise the economic benefit from extraction, […]

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