Thursday, 26 February 2015

UK - MPs and Lords - not the slightest clue what is involved.

But then that would be true in so very many policy areas...............................

http://www.theecologist.org/campaigning/2770165/fracking_mps_and_lords_have_derelicted_their_legal_duties_now_they_must_pay_the_price.html

Strange and unique blend of arrogance, ignorance and naivety. Ed.

UK - Fracking monitoring plan rejected

Let us see what 'Frack-happy Dave & Co' will do with this one.........................

http://www.lep.co.uk/news/fracking-firm-s-monitoring-station-plan-turned-down-1-7125751

“Fracking is not compatible with tackling climate change, and carries serious risks to the local environment and people’s health - that’s why the Scottish and Welsh Governments have both called moratoriums". FOE.

And perhaps something that the current government should consider in the final run-in to the General Election. Ed.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Coping with earthquakes induced by fluid injection.

Centred on the American experience ( by now substantial to say the least ), but with mention of the UK.

Read the full report here: http://www.sciencemag.org/content/347/6224/830.summary

Friday, 20 February 2015

France UMP challenge their own anti-fracking law.

Important news – UMP challenge anti-fracking law.

In his most recent newsletter/bulletin Ardeche d├ępute Pascale Terrasse, who spear-headed the campaign for an anti-fracking law in France ( later to become the much watered-down loi jacob ) has raised concerns that the UMP opposition party have recently tabled a motion in the upper house of the French parliament seeking to amend the law.
The senators failed in their attempt, but we have not the slightest doubt that they will try again.
It is worth noting perhaps that only the current government are opposed to fracking. All opposition parties ( UMP, Front National ++ ) who will seek election in 2017 have declared that they are in favour of exploration en France.
Read the newsletter/report ( here in French, but easily translated via Google translate - at least sufficiently (!) to gain an insight)............................
http://www.pascalterrasse.com/accueil/48-articles/1590-gaz-de-schiste-notre-mobilisation-continue