Shale gas drilling go-ahead in Lancashire

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Shale gas drilling go-ahead in Lancashire Shale gas drilling go-ahead in Lancashire

THE go-ahead has been given to restart a controversial gas extraction technique in Lancashire.

Energy company Cuadrilla Resources was stopped from drilling for shale gas, known as fracking, just off the Fylde Coast last year after two small earthquakes.

But conditions imposed by the Government to minimise seismic activity mean the process, which is hoped will help meet the UK’s demand for gas, can now continue.

Fracking involves creating little explosions under-ground, then injecting high-pressure liquid to split rock and extract gas from the ‘Bowland Basin’ under a major part of Lancashire.

Cuadrilla Resources’ chief executive Francis Egan said: “Today’s news is a turning point for the country’s energy future.

“Shale gas has the potential to create jobs, generate tax revenues, reduce our reliance on imported gas, and improve our balance of payments.

“Our exploration has shown that under Lan-cashire there is a belt of gas-filled shale over one mile thick.

“Today’s decision will allow continued exploration and testing of the UK’s very significant shale resources in a way that fulfils the highest environmental and community standards.”

But Frack Off campaigner Lilly Morse said the group believed that the Govern-ment’s decision was “utterly insane”.

She said: “The long expected announcement that the Government will allow frack-ing companies to continue attempts at exploitation of unconventional gas is the start of a major battle over what sort of world we will leave to our children. The Government and industry’s promises of cheap, abundant gas are deluded.

“In the US the gas bubble has already burst with fracking companies on the verge of bankruptcy.

“Drilling has ground to a halt and gas prices have doubled since the beginning of the year.

“Fracking is dirty, destructive and extremely expensive, and could never deliver the quantities of gas envisaged.”

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12:47pm Fri 14 Dec 12

Stop Backenders says...

The Extinction Protocol: 2012 and beyond
Greedy corporations and MPS endangering the entire nation? Furthermore, why is the mainstream media shying away from the issue completely?

SOMETHING THEY HAVENT TOLD YOU.
America’s sinkhole epidemic?
OHIO – USA Have you heard of the massive sinkholes popping up around the nation? Flammable craters spanning acres wide and leaking radiation, monster sinkholes described as ‘apocalyptic’ have forced residents out of homes, expelled radiation into the environment, and are now ushering in concerns about serious Earth changes in the near future. If you’ve heard of these sinkholes, chances are it has been from the alternative media. It’s a hot issue on forums, some social networking sectors, and certain alternative talk radio programs. Sure, it has come up in some mainstream reports here and there, but there are virtually no in-depth pieces tying everything together. And they often fail to mention the scale of these sinkholes, behemoth anomalies that can swallow up 100 foot trees, houses, with the latest Ohio sinkhole devouring 4 football fields of land. Events that are sending residents scrambling. A more serious issue, even beyond the dangers posed by these radiation-leaking sinkholes, is how man-made processes like fracking and excessive drilling are changing the planet on a larger scale. Bloomberg reports that fracking is a likely cause for a dramatic rise (sixfold) in earthquake activity from 2000 to 2011. Not to mention contamination of the water and food supply. Extreme mining practices by Texas Brine and others are also responsible for triggering the sinkholes. So are these actions ‘waking up’ the New Madrid fault line? In case you’re not familiar, the New Madrid fault line was responsible for the legendary 1811-1812 earthquakes dubbed the ‘New Madrid’ earthquakes. Extremely powerful and devastating earthquakes that are the most significant earthquakes to hit the United States in all of recorded history. As Investment Watch explains, the research indicating fracking and excessive mining in the expansion of earthquakes along the Madrid line reveals a concerning and plausible reality. It is important to note that the New Madrid fault line includes areas within Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi. In the event of a large (8.0 or higher) earthquake along the fault line, however, a much greater area would likely be affected. Outside of the repercussions of the sinkholes, such as the radiation issue and major possibility of implosion or massive disruption in the area, what are the larger consequences of invasive fracking? Could a massive disaster be the result of greedy corporations endangering the entire nation? Furthermore, why is the mainstream media shying away from the issue completely?

The goverment never listens to peoples concerns unless its in their own back garden there to interested in lineing thier own back pockets just like thier expenses.
The Extinction Protocol: 2012 and beyond Greedy corporations and MPS endangering the entire nation? Furthermore, why is the mainstream media shying away from the issue completely? SOMETHING THEY HAVENT TOLD YOU. America’s sinkhole epidemic? OHIO – USA Have you heard of the massive sinkholes popping up around the nation? Flammable craters spanning acres wide and leaking radiation, monster sinkholes described as ‘apocalyptic’ have forced residents out of homes, expelled radiation into the environment, and are now ushering in concerns about serious Earth changes in the near future. If you’ve heard of these sinkholes, chances are it has been from the alternative media. It’s a hot issue on forums, some social networking sectors, and certain alternative talk radio programs. Sure, it has come up in some mainstream reports here and there, but there are virtually no in-depth pieces tying everything together. And they often fail to mention the scale of these sinkholes, behemoth anomalies that can swallow up 100 foot trees, houses, with the latest Ohio sinkhole devouring 4 football fields of land. Events that are sending residents scrambling. A more serious issue, even beyond the dangers posed by these radiation-leaking sinkholes, is how man-made processes like fracking and excessive drilling are changing the planet on a larger scale. Bloomberg reports that fracking is a likely cause for a dramatic rise (sixfold) in earthquake activity from 2000 to 2011. Not to mention contamination of the water and food supply. Extreme mining practices by Texas Brine and others are also responsible for triggering the sinkholes. So are these actions ‘waking up’ the New Madrid fault line? In case you’re not familiar, the New Madrid fault line was responsible for the legendary 1811-1812 earthquakes dubbed the ‘New Madrid’ earthquakes. Extremely powerful and devastating earthquakes that are the most significant earthquakes to hit the United States in all of recorded history. As Investment Watch explains, the research indicating fracking and excessive mining in the expansion of earthquakes along the Madrid line reveals a concerning and plausible reality. It is important to note that the New Madrid fault line includes areas within Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi. In the event of a large (8.0 or higher) earthquake along the fault line, however, a much greater area would likely be affected. Outside of the repercussions of the sinkholes, such as the radiation issue and major possibility of implosion or massive disruption in the area, what are the larger consequences of invasive fracking? Could a massive disaster be the result of greedy corporations endangering the entire nation? Furthermore, why is the mainstream media shying away from the issue completely? The goverment never listens to peoples concerns unless its in their own back garden there to interested in lineing thier own back pockets just like thier expenses. Stop Backenders

2:12pm Fri 14 Dec 12

George White Bread says...

Stop Backenders wrote:
The Extinction Protocol: 2012 and beyond
Greedy corporations and MPS endangering the entire nation? Furthermore, why is the mainstream media shying away from the issue completely?

SOMETHING THEY HAVENT TOLD YOU.
America’s sinkhole epidemic?
OHIO – USA Have you heard of the massive sinkholes popping up around the nation? Flammable craters spanning acres wide and leaking radiation, monster sinkholes described as ‘apocalyptic’ have forced residents out of homes, expelled radiation into the environment, and are now ushering in concerns about serious Earth changes in the near future. If you’ve heard of these sinkholes, chances are it has been from the alternative media. It’s a hot issue on forums, some social networking sectors, and certain alternative talk radio programs. Sure, it has come up in some mainstream reports here and there, but there are virtually no in-depth pieces tying everything together. And they often fail to mention the scale of these sinkholes, behemoth anomalies that can swallow up 100 foot trees, houses, with the latest Ohio sinkhole devouring 4 football fields of land. Events that are sending residents scrambling. A more serious issue, even beyond the dangers posed by these radiation-leaking sinkholes, is how man-made processes like fracking and excessive drilling are changing the planet on a larger scale. Bloomberg reports that fracking is a likely cause for a dramatic rise (sixfold) in earthquake activity from 2000 to 2011. Not to mention contamination of the water and food supply. Extreme mining practices by Texas Brine and others are also responsible for triggering the sinkholes. So are these actions ‘waking up’ the New Madrid fault line? In case you’re not familiar, the New Madrid fault line was responsible for the legendaryI missed the bit that said this was happening in Ohio, I thought you were talking about Blackburn! It shares many of the characteristics that you mention, especially these "sinkholes" you speak of, the largest of which is just off junction 4 of the M65 at the Ewood mud hut. Things there are sinking very fast indeed and they are in real danger of being "fracked" into league 1 and beyond.

And most of the locals look like they have been drinking radiation contaminated water by the gallon. But at least it's the multicultural capital of the northwest.
[quote][p][bold]Stop Backenders[/bold] wrote: The Extinction Protocol: 2012 and beyond Greedy corporations and MPS endangering the entire nation? Furthermore, why is the mainstream media shying away from the issue completely? SOMETHING THEY HAVENT TOLD YOU. America’s sinkhole epidemic? OHIO – USA Have you heard of the massive sinkholes popping up around the nation? Flammable craters spanning acres wide and leaking radiation, monster sinkholes described as ‘apocalyptic’ have forced residents out of homes, expelled radiation into the environment, and are now ushering in concerns about serious Earth changes in the near future. If you’ve heard of these sinkholes, chances are it has been from the alternative media. It’s a hot issue on forums, some social networking sectors, and certain alternative talk radio programs. Sure, it has come up in some mainstream reports here and there, but there are virtually no in-depth pieces tying everything together. And they often fail to mention the scale of these sinkholes, behemoth anomalies that can swallow up 100 foot trees, houses, with the latest Ohio sinkhole devouring 4 football fields of land. Events that are sending residents scrambling. A more serious issue, even beyond the dangers posed by these radiation-leaking sinkholes, is how man-made processes like fracking and excessive drilling are changing the planet on a larger scale. Bloomberg reports that fracking is a likely cause for a dramatic rise (sixfold) in earthquake activity from 2000 to 2011. Not to mention contamination of the water and food supply. Extreme mining practices by Texas Brine and others are also responsible for triggering the sinkholes. So are these actions ‘waking up’ the New Madrid fault line? In case you’re not familiar, the New Madrid fault line was responsible for the legendaryI missed the bit that said this was happening in Ohio, I thought you were talking about Blackburn! It shares many of the characteristics that you mention, especially these "sinkholes" you speak of, the largest of which is just off junction 4 of the M65 at the Ewood mud hut. Things there are sinking very fast indeed and they are in real danger of being "fracked" into league 1 and beyond. And most of the locals look like they have been drinking radiation contaminated water by the gallon. But at least it's the multicultural capital of the northwest. George White Bread

2:16pm Fri 14 Dec 12

George White Bread says...

I missed the bit that said this was happening in Ohio, I thought you were talking about Blackburn! It shares many of the characteristics that you mention, especially these "sinkholes" you speak of, the largest of which is just off junction 4 of the M65 at the Ewood mud hut. Things there are sinking very fast indeed and they are in real danger of being "fracked" into league 1 and beyond.
And most of the locals look like they have been drinking radiation contaminated water by the gallon. But at least it's the multicultural capital of the northwest
I missed the bit that said this was happening in Ohio, I thought you were talking about Blackburn! It shares many of the characteristics that you mention, especially these "sinkholes" you speak of, the largest of which is just off junction 4 of the M65 at the Ewood mud hut. Things there are sinking very fast indeed and they are in real danger of being "fracked" into league 1 and beyond. And most of the locals look like they have been drinking radiation contaminated water by the gallon. But at least it's the multicultural capital of the northwest George White Bread

5:07pm Fri 14 Dec 12

2 for 5p says...

JOBS:

This will create a lot of jobs for the area,
just think all the long term unemployed will be rushing down to the gas rigs beating a path to the jobs.

Laugh I almost cried they will be sh:%ing themselves that they will have to work for once, and the excuse of there's no jobs won't be there for them either
JOBS: This will create a lot of jobs for the area, just think all the long term unemployed will be rushing down to the gas rigs beating a path to the jobs. Laugh I almost cried they will be sh:%ing themselves that they will have to work for once, and the excuse of there's no jobs won't be there for them either 2 for 5p

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