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Anti-fracking protestors picket Bournemouth petrol station

Bournemouth Echo: Anti-fracking protestors picket Bournemouth petrol station Anti-fracking protestors picket Bournemouth petrol station

FRACKING protestors wearing gas masks stood outside the Total garage in Castle Lane West today.

The small group, part of Frack Free Dorset, waved signs and blew kisses at cars for much of Saturday afternoon.

Corfe Mullen resident Frances Leader said: “We are individuals who have come together to try and stop fracking.

“There has been a very good response to us today – we’ve been standing here for about an hour and lots of people have been waving and beeping at us.

"The police came too but they were very nice and really seemed to understand what we’re doing here today.”

Hydraulic fracturing – known as fracking – is a technique used to extract hydrocarbons trapped in certain types of rock.

Earlier this month, it was confirmed that an exploratory gas well will be drilled in Purbeck after planning permission was secured from Dorset County Council.

The 24-hour drilling work, extending out under the sea to search for natural gas in offshore Triassic Sherwood sandstone, is expected to begin earlier this year.

If gas is found, a six-month evaluation period will follow, after which a new application would be required to extract at the site, at California Quarry in Panorama Road.

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5:29pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Townee says...

Big turn out 2, just shows they are in a minority and want to pay more for their gas than the rest of us.
Build the wind farm and frame the country. We need power and cheaper.
Big turn out 2, just shows they are in a minority and want to pay more for their gas than the rest of us. Build the wind farm and frame the country. We need power and cheaper. Townee
  • Score: 9

5:41pm Sat 18 Jan 14

pete woodley says...

Did they have their carers with them.
Did they have their carers with them. pete woodley
  • Score: 0

5:46pm Sat 18 Jan 14

notapeopleperson says...

get a fracking life!
get a fracking life! notapeopleperson
  • Score: 4

6:05pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Phixer says...

Townee wrote:
Big turn out 2, just shows they are in a minority and want to pay more for their gas than the rest of us.
Build the wind farm and frame the country. We need power and cheaper.
It won't be cheaper after we pay large tax subsidies for exploration, high charges to pay shareholder dividends and import potable water when the chemicals leak into ground water because the companies don't want to waste profit on safety features.

Is the Gulf of Mexico disaster such a distant memories for the goldfish brains?
[quote][p][bold]Townee[/bold] wrote: Big turn out 2, just shows they are in a minority and want to pay more for their gas than the rest of us. Build the wind farm and frame the country. We need power and cheaper.[/p][/quote]It won't be cheaper after we pay large tax subsidies for exploration, high charges to pay shareholder dividends and import potable water when the chemicals leak into ground water because the companies don't want to waste profit on safety features. Is the Gulf of Mexico disaster such a distant memories for the goldfish brains? Phixer
  • Score: -15

6:08pm Sat 18 Jan 14

muscliffman says...

If we followed the logic of these silly folk all the way to the terminus we would find ourselves back in our caves being told by these sorts not to invent the wheel or discover how to make fire, for fear of the potential 'carbon footprint' and the wrath of the Gods.

We have to move on and fracking makes so much more sense than all the 'green' alternatives - intended to solve an ignorant and increasingly hysterically imagined man made climate 'problem'. So just get on with it, because independent energy once more must bode well for the UK .
If we followed the logic of these silly folk all the way to the terminus we would find ourselves back in our caves being told by these sorts not to invent the wheel or discover how to make fire, for fear of the potential 'carbon footprint' and the wrath of the Gods. We have to move on and fracking makes so much more sense than all the 'green' alternatives - intended to solve an ignorant and increasingly hysterically imagined man made climate 'problem'. So just get on with it, because independent energy once more must bode well for the UK . muscliffman
  • Score: 9

6:46pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Chris the plumber says...

these are the same folk who were burning witches a couple hundred years ago
the fear of anything new is great ... crush it before it begins what a joke !!
these are the same folk who were burning witches a couple hundred years ago the fear of anything new is great ... crush it before it begins what a joke !! Chris the plumber
  • Score: 9

6:53pm Sat 18 Jan 14

retry69 says...

10 less than the recent wind farm protest,numbers creeping up ?
10 less than the recent wind farm protest,numbers creeping up ? retry69
  • Score: 8

7:29pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Townee says...

Phixer wrote:
Townee wrote:
Big turn out 2, just shows they are in a minority and want to pay more for their gas than the rest of us.
Build the wind farm and frame the country. We need power and cheaper.
It won't be cheaper after we pay large tax subsidies for exploration, high charges to pay shareholder dividends and import potable water when the chemicals leak into ground water because the companies don't want to waste profit on safety features.

Is the Gulf of Mexico disaster such a distant memories for the goldfish brains?
Gulf of Mexico was an oil rig in the middle of the sea not gas. Perhaps you should read the news a bit more.
[quote][p][bold]Phixer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Townee[/bold] wrote: Big turn out 2, just shows they are in a minority and want to pay more for their gas than the rest of us. Build the wind farm and frame the country. We need power and cheaper.[/p][/quote]It won't be cheaper after we pay large tax subsidies for exploration, high charges to pay shareholder dividends and import potable water when the chemicals leak into ground water because the companies don't want to waste profit on safety features. Is the Gulf of Mexico disaster such a distant memories for the goldfish brains?[/p][/quote]Gulf of Mexico was an oil rig in the middle of the sea not gas. Perhaps you should read the news a bit more. Townee
  • Score: 9

7:55pm Sat 18 Jan 14

PokesdownMark says...

Anyone remember the anti phone mast protests? And school wifi? Those folks equally misinformed. Ultimately people will believe what best fits their political view and facts be damned.
Anyone remember the anti phone mast protests? And school wifi? Those folks equally misinformed. Ultimately people will believe what best fits their political view and facts be damned. PokesdownMark
  • Score: 12

8:08pm Sat 18 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Sure they would have had more beneficial attention had they have been placed on a locked ward.beeps and waving you have got to smile at the doppy sods
Sure they would have had more beneficial attention had they have been placed on a locked ward.beeps and waving you have got to smile at the doppy sods kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 2

9:11pm Sat 18 Jan 14

muscliffman says...

PokesdownMark wrote:
Anyone remember the anti phone mast protests? And school wifi? Those folks equally misinformed. Ultimately people will believe what best fits their political view and facts be damned.
Remember the phone mast protesters well, particularly some of the women trying to drum up extra support by ringing around - on their mobile phones!

Nearly all these sort of protesters seem to have something in common - it concerns their IQ!
[quote][p][bold]PokesdownMark[/bold] wrote: Anyone remember the anti phone mast protests? And school wifi? Those folks equally misinformed. Ultimately people will believe what best fits their political view and facts be damned.[/p][/quote]Remember the phone mast protesters well, particularly some of the women trying to drum up extra support by ringing around - on their mobile phones! Nearly all these sort of protesters seem to have something in common - it concerns their IQ! muscliffman
  • Score: 4

10:17pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Chris@Bmouth says...

Phixer wrote:
Townee wrote: Big turn out 2, just shows they are in a minority and want to pay more for their gas than the rest of us. Build the wind farm and frame the country. We need power and cheaper.
It won't be cheaper after we pay large tax subsidies for exploration, high charges to pay shareholder dividends and import potable water when the chemicals leak into ground water because the companies don't want to waste profit on safety features. Is the Gulf of Mexico disaster such a distant memories for the goldfish brains?
By the negative rating of your comment it is clear that you are a small, ilformed minority. Maybe you should look further afield and identify the good that exploration has done to other countries. Canada and Western Australia reap in exploration royalties.
[quote][p][bold]Phixer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Townee[/bold] wrote: Big turn out 2, just shows they are in a minority and want to pay more for their gas than the rest of us. Build the wind farm and frame the country. We need power and cheaper.[/p][/quote]It won't be cheaper after we pay large tax subsidies for exploration, high charges to pay shareholder dividends and import potable water when the chemicals leak into ground water because the companies don't want to waste profit on safety features. Is the Gulf of Mexico disaster such a distant memories for the goldfish brains?[/p][/quote]By the negative rating of your comment it is clear that you are a small, ilformed minority. Maybe you should look further afield and identify the good that exploration has done to other countries. Canada and Western Australia reap in exploration royalties. Chris@Bmouth
  • Score: 2

10:29pm Sat 18 Jan 14

corozin says...

What a massive protest - both of them...

There were more people standing at the next bus stop.
What a massive protest - both of them... There were more people standing at the next bus stop. corozin
  • Score: 8

1:38am Sun 19 Jan 14

MrPitiful says...

I welcome the notion of free speech & good on them for having a go but if they'd got in my way when I was getting my diesel yesterday they'd have been flattened.
I welcome the notion of free speech & good on them for having a go but if they'd got in my way when I was getting my diesel yesterday they'd have been flattened. MrPitiful
  • Score: 1

8:10am Sun 19 Jan 14

Avengerboy says...

The idea that fracking will give us cheap energy is nonsense, once the taxing regime kicks in your bill will remain the same 'high'. Th is all about profit for the polluters unless your immune to chemical toxicity.
The idea that fracking will give us cheap energy is nonsense, once the taxing regime kicks in your bill will remain the same 'high'. Th is all about profit for the polluters unless your immune to chemical toxicity. Avengerboy
  • Score: -6

8:22am Sun 19 Jan 14

Bluestew says...

60% of the British Isles is licensed for Hydraulic fracking. This is massive industrialisation of much of the country, much of that industrialisation is on rural countryside and beautiful nature spots. 100s of heavy vehicles coming and going per week churning up unsuitable roads, leaking contamination.
There is no facility for fracking waste in this country, so highly radioactive waste will be dumped , left down boreholes to seep into the aquifer or left leaking somewhere to contaminate.
The bribes offered by government to councils which are cash strapped, wouldn't be necessary if this toxic industry had a social license.

Fracking is on the Dorset Horizon..... it will devalue house prices, insurance policies will not cover frack related damage like subsidence and cracks due to seismic activity that this method induces. The threat to Dorset and the UK is immense and any cash incentives will never cover the cost of waste left to local councils to deal with, the poisoned water aquifer, damaged roads and health hazards.

The giants Total & Halliburton are circling to frack our land and the people of Britain best be prepared and up to scratch with the reality of this insane dash for gas....before it's too late.
60% of the British Isles is licensed for Hydraulic fracking. This is massive industrialisation of much of the country, much of that industrialisation is on rural countryside and beautiful nature spots. 100s of heavy vehicles coming and going per week churning up unsuitable roads, leaking contamination. There is no facility for fracking waste in this country, so highly radioactive waste will be dumped , left down boreholes to seep into the aquifer or left leaking somewhere to contaminate. The bribes offered by government to councils which are cash strapped, wouldn't be necessary if this toxic industry had a social license. Fracking is on the Dorset Horizon..... it will devalue house prices, insurance policies will not cover frack related damage like subsidence and cracks due to seismic activity that this method induces. The threat to Dorset and the UK is immense and any cash incentives will never cover the cost of waste left to local councils to deal with, the poisoned water aquifer, damaged roads and health hazards. The giants Total & Halliburton are circling to frack our land and the people of Britain best be prepared and up to scratch with the reality of this insane dash for gas....before it's too late. Bluestew
  • Score: -3

8:53am Sun 19 Jan 14

retry69 says...

Stephen King ?
Stephen King ? retry69
  • Score: -2

8:58am Sun 19 Jan 14

poolebob says...

Bluestew wrote:
60% of the British Isles is licensed for Hydraulic fracking. This is massive industrialisation of much of the country, much of that industrialisation is on rural countryside and beautiful nature spots. 100s of heavy vehicles coming and going per week churning up unsuitable roads, leaking contamination.
There is no facility for fracking waste in this country, so highly radioactive waste will be dumped , left down boreholes to seep into the aquifer or left leaking somewhere to contaminate.
The bribes offered by government to councils which are cash strapped, wouldn't be necessary if this toxic industry had a social license.

Fracking is on the Dorset Horizon..... it will devalue house prices, insurance policies will not cover frack related damage like subsidence and cracks due to seismic activity that this method induces. The threat to Dorset and the UK is immense and any cash incentives will never cover the cost of waste left to local councils to deal with, the poisoned water aquifer, damaged roads and health hazards.

The giants Total & Halliburton are circling to frack our land and the people of Britain best be prepared and up to scratch with the reality of this insane dash for gas....before it's too late.
This type of ill informed rubbish is typical of those who oppose fracking.

There is no hard evidence to substantiate any of this. It is just scaremongering
[quote][p][bold]Bluestew[/bold] wrote: 60% of the British Isles is licensed for Hydraulic fracking. This is massive industrialisation of much of the country, much of that industrialisation is on rural countryside and beautiful nature spots. 100s of heavy vehicles coming and going per week churning up unsuitable roads, leaking contamination. There is no facility for fracking waste in this country, so highly radioactive waste will be dumped , left down boreholes to seep into the aquifer or left leaking somewhere to contaminate. The bribes offered by government to councils which are cash strapped, wouldn't be necessary if this toxic industry had a social license. Fracking is on the Dorset Horizon..... it will devalue house prices, insurance policies will not cover frack related damage like subsidence and cracks due to seismic activity that this method induces. The threat to Dorset and the UK is immense and any cash incentives will never cover the cost of waste left to local councils to deal with, the poisoned water aquifer, damaged roads and health hazards. The giants Total & Halliburton are circling to frack our land and the people of Britain best be prepared and up to scratch with the reality of this insane dash for gas....before it's too late.[/p][/quote]This type of ill informed rubbish is typical of those who oppose fracking. There is no hard evidence to substantiate any of this. It is just scaremongering poolebob
  • Score: 5

9:00am Sun 19 Jan 14

Dorset Outsider says...

Bluestew wrote:
60% of the British Isles is licensed for Hydraulic fracking. This is massive industrialisation of much of the country, much of that industrialisation is on rural countryside and beautiful nature spots. 100s of heavy vehicles coming and going per week churning up unsuitable roads, leaking contamination.
There is no facility for fracking waste in this country, so highly radioactive waste will be dumped , left down boreholes to seep into the aquifer or left leaking somewhere to contaminate.
The bribes offered by government to councils which are cash strapped, wouldn't be necessary if this toxic industry had a social license.

Fracking is on the Dorset Horizon..... it will devalue house prices, insurance policies will not cover frack related damage like subsidence and cracks due to seismic activity that this method induces. The threat to Dorset and the UK is immense and any cash incentives will never cover the cost of waste left to local councils to deal with, the poisoned water aquifer, damaged roads and health hazards.

The giants Total & Halliburton are circling to frack our land and the people of Britain best be prepared and up to scratch with the reality of this insane dash for gas....before it's too late.
Well if it 'de-values house prices as the scaremongers put it, why should we be worried as 60% of the uk has licences. This tells me that it either wont natter to house prices as most regions are affected in some way, or that the house prices will drip in tracking areas, leaving a small pocket of the uk with overpriced housing where there is no tracking. Plus, as you can see from opinions above, people welcome change, especially regarding energy so it wont affect house prices when people don't fear it and most populated areas are close to a fracking site anyway. In fact living in a fracking area may bring benefits to residents with the amount of money the local councils will get, only time will tell wether that cash gets wasted on light up welcome signs or spent on something worthwhie.
[quote][p][bold]Bluestew[/bold] wrote: 60% of the British Isles is licensed for Hydraulic fracking. This is massive industrialisation of much of the country, much of that industrialisation is on rural countryside and beautiful nature spots. 100s of heavy vehicles coming and going per week churning up unsuitable roads, leaking contamination. There is no facility for fracking waste in this country, so highly radioactive waste will be dumped , left down boreholes to seep into the aquifer or left leaking somewhere to contaminate. The bribes offered by government to councils which are cash strapped, wouldn't be necessary if this toxic industry had a social license. Fracking is on the Dorset Horizon..... it will devalue house prices, insurance policies will not cover frack related damage like subsidence and cracks due to seismic activity that this method induces. The threat to Dorset and the UK is immense and any cash incentives will never cover the cost of waste left to local councils to deal with, the poisoned water aquifer, damaged roads and health hazards. The giants Total & Halliburton are circling to frack our land and the people of Britain best be prepared and up to scratch with the reality of this insane dash for gas....before it's too late.[/p][/quote]Well if it 'de-values house prices as the scaremongers put it, why should we be worried as 60% of the uk has licences. This tells me that it either wont natter to house prices as most regions are affected in some way, or that the house prices will drip in tracking areas, leaving a small pocket of the uk with overpriced housing where there is no tracking. Plus, as you can see from opinions above, people welcome change, especially regarding energy so it wont affect house prices when people don't fear it and most populated areas are close to a fracking site anyway. In fact living in a fracking area may bring benefits to residents with the amount of money the local councils will get, only time will tell wether that cash gets wasted on light up welcome signs or spent on something worthwhie. Dorset Outsider
  • Score: 2

9:23am Sun 19 Jan 14

Chris@Bmouth says...

Bluestew wrote:
60% of the British Isles is licensed for Hydraulic fracking. This is massive industrialisation of much of the country, much of that industrialisation is on rural countryside and beautiful nature spots. 100s of heavy vehicles coming and going per week churning up unsuitable roads, leaking contamination. There is no facility for fracking waste in this country, so highly radioactive waste will be dumped , left down boreholes to seep into the aquifer or left leaking somewhere to contaminate. The bribes offered by government to councils which are cash strapped, wouldn't be necessary if this toxic industry had a social license. Fracking is on the Dorset Horizon..... it will devalue house prices, insurance policies will not cover frack related damage like subsidence and cracks due to seismic activity that this method induces. The threat to Dorset and the UK is immense and any cash incentives will never cover the cost of waste left to local councils to deal with, the poisoned water aquifer, damaged roads and health hazards. The giants Total & Halliburton are circling to frack our land and the people of Britain best be prepared and up to scratch with the reality of this insane dash for gas....before it's too late.
What type of earthquake are you expecting? One to level the whole country? You need a lot of education on the truth rather than listening to others skewed perceptions.
[quote][p][bold]Bluestew[/bold] wrote: 60% of the British Isles is licensed for Hydraulic fracking. This is massive industrialisation of much of the country, much of that industrialisation is on rural countryside and beautiful nature spots. 100s of heavy vehicles coming and going per week churning up unsuitable roads, leaking contamination. There is no facility for fracking waste in this country, so highly radioactive waste will be dumped , left down boreholes to seep into the aquifer or left leaking somewhere to contaminate. The bribes offered by government to councils which are cash strapped, wouldn't be necessary if this toxic industry had a social license. Fracking is on the Dorset Horizon..... it will devalue house prices, insurance policies will not cover frack related damage like subsidence and cracks due to seismic activity that this method induces. The threat to Dorset and the UK is immense and any cash incentives will never cover the cost of waste left to local councils to deal with, the poisoned water aquifer, damaged roads and health hazards. The giants Total & Halliburton are circling to frack our land and the people of Britain best be prepared and up to scratch with the reality of this insane dash for gas....before it's too late.[/p][/quote]What type of earthquake are you expecting? One to level the whole country? You need a lot of education on the truth rather than listening to others skewed perceptions. Chris@Bmouth
  • Score: 4

11:15am Sun 19 Jan 14

BarrHumbug says...

Can someone tell me what the link is between a petrol station and the planned process of extracting natural gas for under the ground?
Would it not have made more sense to stage the protest outside the gates of a gas refinery plant or British Gas's UK head office? I guess that would have made popping home for tea a little more awkward?
Can someone tell me what the link is between a petrol station and the planned process of extracting natural gas for under the ground? Would it not have made more sense to stage the protest outside the gates of a gas refinery plant or British Gas's UK head office? I guess that would have made popping home for tea a little more awkward? BarrHumbug
  • Score: 4

11:42am Sun 19 Jan 14

muscliffman says...

Bluestew wrote:
60% of the British Isles is licensed for Hydraulic fracking. This is massive industrialisation of much of the country, much of that industrialisation is on rural countryside and beautiful nature spots. 100s of heavy vehicles coming and going per week churning up unsuitable roads, leaking contamination.
There is no facility for fracking waste in this country, so highly radioactive waste will be dumped , left down boreholes to seep into the aquifer or left leaking somewhere to contaminate.
The bribes offered by government to councils which are cash strapped, wouldn't be necessary if this toxic industry had a social license.

Fracking is on the Dorset Horizon..... it will devalue house prices, insurance policies will not cover frack related damage like subsidence and cracks due to seismic activity that this method induces. The threat to Dorset and the UK is immense and any cash incentives will never cover the cost of waste left to local councils to deal with, the poisoned water aquifer, damaged roads and health hazards.

The giants Total & Halliburton are circling to frack our land and the people of Britain best be prepared and up to scratch with the reality of this insane dash for gas....before it's too late.
Any chance that you could study some facts before writing a huge amount of scaremongering rubbish like this?

On the other hand, please keep on writing this stuff, it probably assists those intelligently supporting fracking better then anything they can say themselves!
[quote][p][bold]Bluestew[/bold] wrote: 60% of the British Isles is licensed for Hydraulic fracking. This is massive industrialisation of much of the country, much of that industrialisation is on rural countryside and beautiful nature spots. 100s of heavy vehicles coming and going per week churning up unsuitable roads, leaking contamination. There is no facility for fracking waste in this country, so highly radioactive waste will be dumped , left down boreholes to seep into the aquifer or left leaking somewhere to contaminate. The bribes offered by government to councils which are cash strapped, wouldn't be necessary if this toxic industry had a social license. Fracking is on the Dorset Horizon..... it will devalue house prices, insurance policies will not cover frack related damage like subsidence and cracks due to seismic activity that this method induces. The threat to Dorset and the UK is immense and any cash incentives will never cover the cost of waste left to local councils to deal with, the poisoned water aquifer, damaged roads and health hazards. The giants Total & Halliburton are circling to frack our land and the people of Britain best be prepared and up to scratch with the reality of this insane dash for gas....before it's too late.[/p][/quote]Any chance that you could study some facts before writing a huge amount of scaremongering rubbish like this? On the other hand, please keep on writing this stuff, it probably assists those intelligently supporting fracking better then anything they can say themselves! muscliffman
  • Score: 6

7:35pm Sun 19 Jan 14

eyesropen says...

The idiotic and uninformed comments posted by the echo regulars ate exactly why I rarely look at the echo anymore. Maybe if you people did a bit of research beyond the Daily Mail and stopped blindly believing everything that snollygoster Cameron and his industry puppeteers told you you'd actually gain some understanding of what's going on in the world. I expect though that you'll carry on burying your heads in the sand and getting your kicks making dumb comments on a website...sad really.

If you think that fracking here won't result in the same consequences as it has in the USA and Australia you really are deluded.
The idiotic and uninformed comments posted by the echo regulars ate exactly why I rarely look at the echo anymore. Maybe if you people did a bit of research beyond the Daily Mail and stopped blindly believing everything that snollygoster Cameron and his industry puppeteers told you you'd actually gain some understanding of what's going on in the world. I expect though that you'll carry on burying your heads in the sand and getting your kicks making dumb comments on a website...sad really. If you think that fracking here won't result in the same consequences as it has in the USA and Australia you really are deluded. eyesropen
  • Score: 2

7:51pm Sun 19 Jan 14

retry69 says...

Daily Mail? Snollygoster ? NICKY one for you here ! lmfao
Daily Mail? Snollygoster ? NICKY one for you here ! lmfao retry69
  • Score: 0

10:11pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Chris@Bmouth says...

eyesropen wrote:
The idiotic and uninformed comments posted by the echo regulars ate exactly why I rarely look at the echo anymore. Maybe if you people did a bit of research beyond the Daily Mail and stopped blindly believing everything that snollygoster Cameron and his industry puppeteers told you you'd actually gain some understanding of what's going on in the world. I expect though that you'll carry on burying your heads in the sand and getting your kicks making dumb comments on a website...sad really. If you think that fracking here won't result in the same consequences as it has in the USA and Australia you really are deluded.
So explain to me what will happen in the United Kingdom that wont happen in Australia. I'll let you in on a little secret. I'm a geologist in Western Australia.
[quote][p][bold]eyesropen[/bold] wrote: The idiotic and uninformed comments posted by the echo regulars ate exactly why I rarely look at the echo anymore. Maybe if you people did a bit of research beyond the Daily Mail and stopped blindly believing everything that snollygoster Cameron and his industry puppeteers told you you'd actually gain some understanding of what's going on in the world. I expect though that you'll carry on burying your heads in the sand and getting your kicks making dumb comments on a website...sad really. If you think that fracking here won't result in the same consequences as it has in the USA and Australia you really are deluded.[/p][/quote]So explain to me what will happen in the United Kingdom that wont happen in Australia. I'll let you in on a little secret. I'm a geologist in Western Australia. Chris@Bmouth
  • Score: -3

10:16pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Lord Spring says...

There will be no need for fracking about when all this rain soaks down.
There will be no need for fracking about when all this rain soaks down. Lord Spring
  • Score: -1

10:44pm Sun 19 Jan 14

MMM444 says...

Hannibal Lector's been released then
Hannibal Lector's been released then MMM444
  • Score: 0

11:50pm Sun 19 Jan 14

alyce says...

Frack in haste, repent at leisure.
Frack in haste, repent at leisure. alyce
  • Score: 0

11:53pm Sun 19 Jan 14

alyce says...

Hmm.... Wonder why the French will not entertain any fracking WHATSOEVER!! Maybe because they don't want their beautiful country ruined. UK GOVT is USA Puppet and it will end in tears...
Hmm.... Wonder why the French will not entertain any fracking WHATSOEVER!! Maybe because they don't want their beautiful country ruined. UK GOVT is USA Puppet and it will end in tears... alyce
  • Score: 4

12:34am Mon 20 Jan 14

alyce says...

See the short film funded by Lush entitled "The truth behind the dash for gas" and be afraid.
See the short film funded by Lush entitled "The truth behind the dash for gas" and be afraid. alyce
  • Score: 3

2:06am Mon 20 Jan 14

Chris@Bmouth says...

alyce wrote:
Hmm.... Wonder why the French will not entertain any fracking WHATSOEVER!! Maybe because they don't want their beautiful country ruined. UK GOVT is USA Puppet and it will end in tears...
That doesn't make sense. The first oil major to express such interest is French. Read the article.
Alyce please state the 'consequences' in Australia since you just rated my comment negatively just for the sake of it. Or anyone else?
[quote][p][bold]alyce[/bold] wrote: Hmm.... Wonder why the French will not entertain any fracking WHATSOEVER!! Maybe because they don't want their beautiful country ruined. UK GOVT is USA Puppet and it will end in tears...[/p][/quote]That doesn't make sense. The first oil major to express such interest is French. Read the article. Alyce please state the 'consequences' in Australia since you just rated my comment negatively just for the sake of it. Or anyone else? Chris@Bmouth
  • Score: -2

7:39am Mon 20 Jan 14

mooninpisces says...

Chris@Bmouth wrote:
alyce wrote:
Hmm.... Wonder why the French will not entertain any fracking WHATSOEVER!! Maybe because they don't want their beautiful country ruined. UK GOVT is USA Puppet and it will end in tears...
That doesn't make sense. The first oil major to express such interest is French. Read the article.
Alyce please state the 'consequences' in Australia since you just rated my comment negatively just for the sake of it. Or anyone else?
One of the reasons Total is so interested in fracking in Britain is BECAUSE it is banned from fracking in France!
[quote][p][bold]Chris@Bmouth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alyce[/bold] wrote: Hmm.... Wonder why the French will not entertain any fracking WHATSOEVER!! Maybe because they don't want their beautiful country ruined. UK GOVT is USA Puppet and it will end in tears...[/p][/quote]That doesn't make sense. The first oil major to express such interest is French. Read the article. Alyce please state the 'consequences' in Australia since you just rated my comment negatively just for the sake of it. Or anyone else?[/p][/quote]One of the reasons Total is so interested in fracking in Britain is BECAUSE it is banned from fracking in France! mooninpisces
  • Score: 3

8:03am Mon 20 Jan 14

Chris@Bmouth says...

mooninpisces wrote:
Chris@Bmouth wrote:
alyce wrote: Hmm.... Wonder why the French will not entertain any fracking WHATSOEVER!! Maybe because they don't want their beautiful country ruined. UK GOVT is USA Puppet and it will end in tears...
That doesn't make sense. The first oil major to express such interest is French. Read the article. Alyce please state the 'consequences' in Australia since you just rated my comment negatively just for the sake of it. Or anyone else?
One of the reasons Total is so interested in fracking in Britain is BECAUSE it is banned from fracking in France!
So what you're saying is that just because fracking in France is banned, it needs to be banned in every country. Oh well, hurry along back to your cave.
[quote][p][bold]mooninpisces[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chris@Bmouth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alyce[/bold] wrote: Hmm.... Wonder why the French will not entertain any fracking WHATSOEVER!! Maybe because they don't want their beautiful country ruined. UK GOVT is USA Puppet and it will end in tears...[/p][/quote]That doesn't make sense. The first oil major to express such interest is French. Read the article. Alyce please state the 'consequences' in Australia since you just rated my comment negatively just for the sake of it. Or anyone else?[/p][/quote]One of the reasons Total is so interested in fracking in Britain is BECAUSE it is banned from fracking in France![/p][/quote]So what you're saying is that just because fracking in France is banned, it needs to be banned in every country. Oh well, hurry along back to your cave. Chris@Bmouth
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8:20am Mon 20 Jan 14

mooninpisces says...

Chris@Bmouth - read my sentence again. Where does it say that fracking needs to be banned in every country? And why does writing that sentence require me to hurry back to my cave? I was merely pointing out the connection between Total wanting to operate in Britain and being banned from operating in France. Why is pointing out this connection so disturbing to you?
Chris@Bmouth - read my sentence again. Where does it say that fracking needs to be banned in every country? And why does writing that sentence require me to hurry back to my cave? I was merely pointing out the connection between Total wanting to operate in Britain and being banned from operating in France. Why is pointing out this connection so disturbing to you? mooninpisces
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10:50am Mon 20 Jan 14

O'Really says...

Fracking is very foolish.
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It is very destructive - just do a little internet research to see what has happened where they are already fracking - groundwater pollution and dexhaustion, environmetal destruction, wildlife habitat destruction - read beyond your preferred daily paper to find what is actually does.
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It is still supporting a non-sustainable and polluting industry in its desperate attempts to drag every last drop of profit from the Earth. We need to loose the grip these huge multinationals, like Total, have on our economies and our lives. Fracking only re-inforces it.
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Its a dirty dead-end.
Fracking is very foolish. ~ It is very destructive - just do a little internet research to see what has happened where they are already fracking - groundwater pollution and dexhaustion, environmetal destruction, wildlife habitat destruction - read beyond your preferred daily paper to find what is actually does. ~ It is still supporting a non-sustainable and polluting industry in its desperate attempts to drag every last drop of profit from the Earth. We need to loose the grip these huge multinationals, like Total, have on our economies and our lives. Fracking only re-inforces it. ~ Its a dirty dead-end. O'Really
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1:12pm Mon 20 Jan 14

O'Really says...

Petition against fracking;
https://secure.green
peace.org.uk/page/s/
frack-free-uk
Petition against fracking; https://secure.green peace.org.uk/page/s/ frack-free-uk O'Really
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4:28am Thu 23 Jan 14

hatchepsut says...

Try something new? I think you people are confused. Renewable energy is trying something new. Fossil fuels is something old and obtaining them by such destructive means is trying to cling on to something old via desperate measures. The world has to keep going long after your selfish considerations for energy have been fulfilled. We have a responsibility to future generations. I know that is not something that sits well in the stomachs of Thatcherites, but that is the reality. Deal with it.
Try something new? I think you people are confused. Renewable energy is trying something new. Fossil fuels is something old and obtaining them by such destructive means is trying to cling on to something old via desperate measures. The world has to keep going long after your selfish considerations for energy have been fulfilled. We have a responsibility to future generations. I know that is not something that sits well in the stomachs of Thatcherites, but that is the reality. Deal with it. hatchepsut
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