Economically and politically fracked: statistical reality versus PR-hype within the political project of unconventional gas in Britain

Source: http://www.fraw.org.uk/mei/musings/2013/20130725-behind_every_picture_lies_a_story.html Economically and politically fracked: "Behind every picture lies a story"– statistical reality versus PR-hype within the political project of unconventional gas in Britain Let's get one thing clear, this is not about conspiracy theories. This isn't about a powerful elite meeting in darkened rooms to fondle their fluffy…

Frack Free Somerset in the Guardian

Source: http://m.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jun/28/fracking-dash-gas-rural-england Fracking the nation: the dash for gas beneath rural Britain With inland gas reserves said to be enough to meet the UK's needs for 25 years, even the most picturesque of places are being eyed up by prospectors. By John Harris     From this to this ……

Methane leaks could negate climate benefits of US natural gas boom: report

Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jun/04/methane-leaks-negate-climate-benefits-gas Reduction in carbon emissions triggered by America's shift from coal to gas is being offset by a sharp rise in methane There is also a growing body of evidence that the release of methane gas from well sites and pipelines is far higher than previously thought. Photograph: Daniel…

‘Licence to Drill? Is Australia’s Present Britain’s Future?’

Source: http://extremeenergy.org/2013/05/31/licence-to-drill-is-australias-present-britains-future-podcast/ On Monday, May 20th 2013, the Extreme Energy Initiative invited Dr Mariann Lloyd-Smith, a Senior Advisor to the National Toxics Network (NTN) based in Australia and the Pacific and also an advisor to IPEN, an international public interest network representing over 700 organisations in over 100 countries committed…

Fracking Ban Stands in New York Town; Victory for Local Communities

Source: http://earthjustice.org/news/press/2013/fracking-ban-stands-in-new-york-town-victory-for-local-communities?utm_source=Convio In case pitting community rights against the oil and gas industry, industry loses yet again May 2, 2013, Albany, NY Local residents and elected leaders in Dryden, N.Y. are celebrating victory today in a closely watched case over local fracking bans. A state appeals court ruled in favor…

Chew Valley Public Meeting

10th June 2013, Old School Room, South Parade, Chew Magna, 7-9pm Local group Frack Free Chew Valley is convening a meeting to be held in the Old School Room in Chew Manga on the 10th June 2013 between 7pm and 9pm. The purpose of the meeting is to further raise…

Huge community concern about fracking in Compton Martin

More than 75 people attended a public meeting in Compton Martin last night to learn more about unconventional gas developments in Somerset. Compton Martin was announced by company UK Methane as a potential drilling location at a public debate in Bath in March. Attendees listened to Dr Lloyd-Davies from national…

More than 90 people attend public meeting in Ston Easton

Over 90 people attended a public meeting in Ston Easton last night to learn more about unconventional gas developments in Somerset. Ston Easton village was announced by company UK Methane as a potential drilling location at a public debate in Bath in March. Local people described "seeing nothing like it"…

Images from Fracking Accident

Images from a fracking accident on a location where two wells were being worked at the same time, one well a being fraceed, while the other well was being perforated in Hemphill County in Texas, USA. Halliburton and Cased Hole Solutions were contractors involved. Even more reasons why fracking is…

Successful meeting in Shepton Mallet

Over 40 people attended a meeting in Shepton Mallet on Wednesday evening to listen to information about risks of fracking and unconventional gas developments to the area. Taking place at the Mendip District Council Chambers, concerned locals came together to listen to presentations about unconventional gas developments across the world…