Bottled Water, Brought to You by Fracking?

The Crooked Spire, Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Legend has it that the devil sat upon the top of the spire surveying the landscape. One day a virgin got married in the church and the devil, intrigued by this, bent to see for himself, twisting the spire in the process.

The above is as believable as ‘Fracking will be done safely in England’ we have ‘Gold Standards’. A wonderful thought but utter rubbish, reliant solely upon the naivety of the listener.

(naivety -lack of sophistication, lack of experience, ingenuousness, guilelessness, lack of guile, unworldliness, childlikeness, trustfulness )

Oh No !!!! We MUST have Fracking !!! The Russians will turn the gas off!!!! We will freeze!!! Businesses will go bankrupt!!! We will all lose our jobs!!! Fracking is good!!! Fracking is safe!!!

Wait, what is this? Russia supplies ‘much less than 1% of our gas supply? Is that the truth? It must be – Baroness Neville- Rolfe said so in reply to Written Question HL1673.

Oh good, we do not need fracking then.
Has anyone mentioned this to the Media??
Perhaps they should.

Eco Watch
Mar. 14, 2018
Bottled Water, Brought to You by Fracking?
By Wenonah Hauter
The new Food & Water Watch report Take Back the Tap: The Big Business Hustle of Bottled Water details the deceit and trickery of the bottled water industry. Here’s one more angle to consider: The bottled water business is closely tied to fracking.

There is a growing international awareness that plastic is a serious problem. In 2016, about 4 billion pounds of plastic were used in the bottled water business, and most of those bottles are not recycled—meaning they often end up in landfills or as litter. There’s also the matter of whether we should be putting our drinking water in those bottles in the first place: The most common packaging (polyethylene terephthalate, or PET) includes compounds like benzene, and the bottles can leach toxins like formaldehyde and acetaldehyde.

But perhaps the biggest problem is where we get all this plastic in the first place. Many of the raw materials used to create those plastic bottles come from fracking. In addition to air and water pollution, the fracking boom has delivered an abundant supply of the hydrocarbon ethane, which is used in petrochemical manufacturing to create ethylene, which is turned into plastic.

One of the global powerhouses in this industry is a company called Ineos, which needs to expand fracking in order to keep profiting from plastics. To do this, massive “dragon ships” carry ethane from the U.S. to its facilities in Europe. The company wants even more of this raw material, which is one of the big reasons that Sunoco/Energy Transfer Partners is building the Mariner East 2, a dangerous pipeline that will travel across hundreds of miles of the state of Pennsylvania. Getting more ethane means Ineos can turn more of those hydrocarbons into plastic, with the accompanying industrial pollution and carbon emissions we have come to expect from a company that has amassed a horrendous environmental record.

Ineos holds the PEDL licence in this and many other areas Mr Clark,
Note the comment- ‘ a company that has amassed a horrendous environmental record’.
I return to the comments of Jim Ratcliffe

Jim Ratcliffe about the environmental record (and the environment)

“It is like a puncture in your car – occasionally you get a puncture and occasionally we have an accident in chemicals.”

The “symbiotic relationship between the local community and the chemical plant” is important because “occasionally things go wrong and you need, they need, you know we need their sort of sympathy from time to time”

“Man has damaged a lot of the environment around the world, in one way or the other, and there is a sort of uniqueness about places which are untouched by humans, and I think that inherently there will be a value, because people like to go to places where the landscape is untouched.”

Sources: „Ineos Chequred Environmental Track Record in Europe“

www.foodandwatereurope.org

http://icelandmag.is/article/british-billionaire-now-one-icelands-largest-landowners-owns-03-entire-island

Do you Mr Clark, in light of this and the other numerous reports honestly expect the Anti Fracking community to roll over and agree to this? Honestly?

Fracking has no place here or anywhere. The corporations’ bully boy tactics simply bring more people into the Anti Fracking community.

Conservative Manifesto 2017
Fracking
“We will only be able to do so if we maintain public confidence in the process, if we uphold our rigorous environmental protections, and if we ensure the proceeds of the wealth generated by shale energy are shared with the communities affected.

Just a reminder Mr Clark of the election promises made by the government you act on behalf of.

May I ask you – how can the government maintain a public confidence the government has never had? The governments’ own reports prove there is so little public confidence in Fracking that in a democracy it should never have even raised its’ vile, pollution ridden, insidious head. Why has this not been addressed? Why is this being forced upon a public that does not have, never did have, and never will have confidence in the process? We do not want the money either. You cannot eat or drink money, you cannot ever have enough money to reverse irreversible contamination of the land, air and water.
Do the right thing Mr Clark and end this madness. Do not allow this vile, pollution ridden, insidious industry to take hold.

Oil company ordered to restore South Downs drilling site

DRILL OR DROP

BY RUTH HAYHURST ON MARCH 16, 2018

Markwells Wood drilling site. Photo: DrillOrDrop Company responsible : UK Oil And Gas

This is how they have left this site. For years. Why has this been allowed to happen?

Subsidy-free renewable energy projects set to soar in UK, analysts say

The Guardian

Tue 20 Mar 2018 18.00 GMTLast modified on Tue 20 Mar 2018 22.00 GMT

Adam Vaughan

Falling cost of wind and solar will unlock £20bn of investment, Aurora Energy Research says

Analysts say wind power will account for half of all subsidy-free renewables to be built in the UK between now and 2030. Photograph: Alamy
The UK is well on the way to a new era of subsidy-free renewable energy projects that will largely kill off prospects for new gas power stations, according to industry analysts.

The falling cost of wind and solar projects combined with advances in battery storage technology will unlock about £20bn of investment in the UK between now and 2030, Aurora Energy Research said. Onshore wind and solar will both be viable without subsidies by 2025 in the UK, it added.

The prediction comes as the Swedish energy firm Vattenfall announced that it had won a Dutch government tender to develop a windfarm which will become the world’s first without subsidies when built off the Netherlands coast in 2022.
How does the UK government interpret the human right to water?

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/36540/uk-position-human-right-water.pdf

7. Water is a finite natural resource and essential for life. Water is required for many different purposes. The right to water means that priority in allocation must be given to water for drinking, cooking and personal hygiene needs. States must have regard to sustainability and for the need for the right to be realised by present and future generations.

http://www.climatecentral.org/
/www.scientificamerican.com/article/water-use-rises-as-fracking-expands/

Oil and natural gas fracking, on average, uses more than 28 times the water it did 15 years ago, gulping up to 9.6 million gallons of water per well and putting farming and drinking sources at risk.
Those are the results of a U.S. Geological Survey study published by the American Geophysical Union, the first national-scale analysis and map of water use from hydraulic fracturing operations.

Mr Clark, take a look at article one above, the Government statement then at article two, water use by fracking. The two do not go together do they Mr Clark. Up to 9,600,000 gallons of a finite natural resource essential for life per well – let that sink in Mr Clark, per well.

I have enclosed the links to both reports so that you can read them.