“Right to protest under threat at Lancashire fracking site” – Green Party


170704 pnr Kirsten Buus for Reclaim the Power 2 Photo: Kristian Buus for Reclaim the Power

The Green Party is calling on the shale gas company, Cuadrilla, to answer allegations of violence by security guards and staff against protesters at its site near Blackpool.

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Guest post by David Lowry: Fracking’s hidden hazards


David Lowry2In this guest post, Dr David Lowry, of the Institute for Resource and Security Studies, Cambridge, Massachusetts, highlights warnings in recent reports on potential health impacts from fracking.

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I Don’t Need 10 Reasons…But It’s Good To Know They Exist!

Beer has a greater protein and vitamin B content than wine, while its antioxidant content is equivalent to that of wine. Hops, a major component for brewing beer, are rich sources of flavonoids, which are potent antioxidants. You should also know that beer is a very good source of certain minerals that play essential roles […]

via Here Are 10 Good Reasons Why You Should Drink a Beer (Good News For Beer Lovers) — stay-healthy

Tories in 2012 branded health and safety “pointless time wasting”

Pride's Purge

David Cameron in 2012:

“This coalition has a clear new year’s resolution: to kill off the health and safety culture for good.

“I want 2012 to go down in history not just as Olympics year or Diamond Jubilee year, but the year we get a lot of this pointless time-wasting out of the British economy and British life once and for all.

“I think that will take a lot of fear out of the health and safety monster and make sure that businesses feel they can get on, they can plan, they can invest, they can grow without feeling they are going to be strangled by red tape and health and safety regulation.”

So no mystery as to how the Grenfell tragedy was allowed to happen then …

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Cuadrilla accounts: Losses continue as CEO condemns “irresponsible and intimidating” activists


Balcombe,West Sussex, UK Anti Fracking protests..16th September Photo: David Burr

Cuadrilla has accused some of the opponents of its shale gas operations in Lancashire of “irresponsible and intimidating behaviour”.

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With the last result now in, what’s does the election mean for fracking and onshore drilling?


BBC final result

The Conservatives lost Kensington and Chelsea to Labour by 20 votes in the past hour in the final seat to be declared following yesterday’s general election.

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