Weekly Profit – It’s Green GB Week!!!!

So this week is Green GB Week and Claire Perry (energy and clean growth minister) said “I welcome the strong scientific analysis behind today’s IPCC report and it’s conclusions are stark and sober. As policy makers we need to work together to accelerate the low carbon transition to minimise the costs and misery of a rapidly warming world.”

Sadly she also seems to think that fracking is a good idea. Read this edition of the Weekly Profit here to find out why she just might be wrong.

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Anyone smell a rat?

So, in December 2017 INEOS Shale commissioned former MP Natascha Engel to act for them.

On 5th October 2018 it was announced that Natascha Engel has been appointed as Commissioner for Shale Gas.

Apparently ‘The government understands the development of shale gas exploration and production sites is an issue which directly affects local communities and recognises the need to provide those communities with impartial fact based information’

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Power to the Frack Free Four

Responding to the news that three environmental campaigners have been jailed for peacefully resisting fracking in Lancashire, Keith Taylor, Green Party MEP and a vocal critic of the policing of fracking protests, said: “The frack free four are heroes.” Read more here.

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Extra Extra – Weekly Profit Latest Edition

This edition of the Weekly Profit takes a look at some of the scandalous ways the government is trying to fast track fracking.

Government warned it could lose vote over changes to shale gas planning rules
BY RUTH HAYHURST ON SEPTEMBER 12, 2018

“The government was warned this morning to drop proposals to change the planning rules on shale gas. MPs from all parties lined up in a parliamentary debate to criticise the ideas, announced in May and currently being consulted on. They would classify fracking shale gas developments as permitted development without the need for planning applications. Decisions on major production schemes would be made by ministers rather than local authorities.”

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More sneaky tactics being used to force fracking on us against the overwhelming public opposition.

Caroline Lucas from the Green Party said in a tweet: “Disgraceful that the Govt has quietly signed off fracking on a busy last day before recess. “They’ve ignored local people, overruled local councillors and torn up our commitments to tackle climate change.”

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More reports about the health dangers of fracking…

Radioactive water reignites concerns over fracking for gas
The Sydney Morning Herald; By Nicole Hasham, 24 June 2018

High levels of a radioactive material and other contaminants have been found in water from a West Australian fracking site but operators say it could be diluted and fed to beef cattle. The revelations illustrate the potential risks associated with the contentious gas extraction process known as fracking, or hydraulic fracturing The findings were contained in a report by oil and gas company Buru Energy that has not been made public. It shows the company also plans to reinject wastewater underground – a practice that has brought on seismic events when used in the United States.

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Fracking for oil and gas poses an impending health crisis

A report, by Concerned Health Professionals of New York and Physicians for Social Responsibility, pulls together studies, data and news reports on the health and environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing of natural gas and oil wells. In fracking, a slurry of water, chemicals and sand is injected deep underground at drilling sites. The chemicals and chemical-laced wastewater can contaminate drinking water and send hazardous emissions into the air, endangering people who live nearby, as well as workers at drilling sites.

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