Fracking for oil and gas poses an impending health crisis

View from Patricias garden – Glapwell.

Isn’t Derbyshire beautiful Mr Clark.

The field you can see has been the victim of seismic testing by INEOS so the wheat you see growing may well be the last crop.

Still at least we will have loads of plastic – Yay 😊!!!

Who needs health, clean air, clean water, good quality farmland, home grown food, wildlife, an environment fit to pass onto our children when we can have plastic instead.
After all this government is a ‘world leader’ in tackling plastic pollution (DEFRA Fact Sheet February 2018).

I only read this line Mr Clark as my eyebrows raised so high that they passed my hairline, they took quite a bit of time to come down again.

So we will tackle plastic pollution by making more plastic – Yay 😊 !!!

Licensing round; 14th
Licence data
Licence blocks in PEDL; SK46c
Start Date; 21/07/2016
Start Date Executed; 15/09/2016
Initial Term End Date; 20/07/2021
Second Term End Date; 20/07/2026
Licence Term End Date ;20/07/2046
Licence Operator; Ineos
Partners; Ineos Upstream Limited, Europa Oil and Gas Ltd., Shale Petroleum (UK) Ltd., Upland Resources (UK Onshore) Ltd
Administrative areas covered by licence; Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire
Parliamentary constituencies and MPs; Ashfield Co Gloria de Piero Labour, Bolsover Dennis Skinner Labour, NE Derbyshire Natascha Engel Labour
Sites; None at present

Please note Natascha Engel lost her seat as she was in favour of Fracking. She now works with INEOS
Her seat was won by Lee Rowley MP who opposes Fracking.

Many, many more MPs will lose their seats if they support Fracking. The British Public do not support Fracking, the government has no public licence to commence Fracking. The government has been elected to act in the best interests of the electorate of this country, not in the best interests of any corporation which will put public health at risk. Government is sworn to protect the citizens of this country from public health risks.

Our MP, Dennis Skinner is a very vocal opponent of Fracking, he is protecting the people he has been elected to serve.

Our Lib Dem prospective candidate Ross Shipman is also a very vocal opponent of Fracking.
I don’t know who the prospective Conservative candidate is. Can you let me know?

Re PEDL Licence 299

I note there are four companies involved

Could you please respond to the following questions Mr Clark

Are any of them making a profit?
They would need to have assets to attempt to repair the inevitable damage they will cause both to the environment and the health of the people.

Are they UK registered companies that will pay UK taxes?

Are any of the companies linked in any way?

Does government have contingency plans to repair the citizens of the UKs’ loss of faith in them? The government that has let them down so badly? The government that has refused to listen and take note of the 1650 plus peer reviewed reports from around the world that warn of the catastrophic
disaster that fracking brings to the health and wellbeing of the people and the environment?

Or will this simply be viewed as a ‘puncture’

You can fool some people sometimes
But you can’t fool all the people all the time
So now we see the light
We gonna stand up for our rights
Robert Nesta Marley/ Peter Tosh

The anti-fracking community will stand up for our rights Mr Clark. Our right to clean air, clean water, uncontaminated land, protection of our children and grand children against the vile, pollution ridden, insidious industry. Our right to leave our children and grandchildren a place fit to live in. Another day closer to an election Mr Clark
Solar Capacity Exceeded All Other Fuel Sources Combined in 2017, Study Finds

Eco Watch; April 6th 2018

In 2017, the world invested more in solar power than it did in any other energy technology and installed more new solar capacity than all other energy sources combined, including fossil fuels.
The report, a collaboration between the United Nations Environment Programme, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, and the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, found that investors committed $279.8 billion to renewable energy overall, excluding large dams, and $160.8 billion to solar specifically.

“The extraordinary surge in solar investment shows how the global energy map is changing and, more importantly, what the economic benefits are of such a shift,” UNEP head Erik Solheim said in a UN press release about the report.

Solheim added that those benefits included the creation of more better paying, higher quality jobs.

Labour “will ban fracking” says shadow energy secretary

Blackpool Gazette; Tim Gavell 20.04.2018

Rebecca Long-Bailey said that if Labour gets into power it would re-energise the renewable energy sector in the country to put the UK at the leading edge and create jobs.

“What we want to do in the Labour party is to ban fracking completely and we have a radical energy policy in terms of transforming the way that we see energy and investing in renewables to get at least 60 per cent of our energy from renewable sources by 2030.

Just so you know Mr Clark. Rebecca Long Bailey receives a copy of The Weekly Profit (From the Sacrifice Zone) each week.

Jim Ratcliffe

“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.”

A few questions Mr Clark.

Please reply.

Risk Management : Have all possibilities been investigated as to how the fracking industry can harm public and environmental health? If so where are the risk assessments so we can see them and if not why not?

Evidence gathered from around the world where fracking takes place indicates that the attitude of fracking companies is one of not knowing of impelling evidence of harm to public health, aquifer interference etc, surely risk assessments would have looked at all possibilities.

The tendancy of fracking companies to deflect from telling the truth about fracking risks to our health and environment by labelling all who ask these important questions as ‘militant activists’ or ‘green scaremongerers’ and so on. You are well aware that this is happening Mr Clark, as am I, being one of the ‘geriactivists’ referred to.

I am actually a woman, a citizen of this country, IQ 140, ability to think for myself passed on by my mother, I am also a wife, a mother and a grandmother.

My grandchildren think it is wonderful that their gran is a ‘militant activist’, yet my militant activism seems to run to little more than attending public meetings, conversations within my community, the odd anti fracking march (which at my age is a daunting task) and writing to you on a weekly basis.
I don’t suppose baking cakes, shopping, housework, caring for my sick husband and holding down a job counts as activism so what precisely does Mr Clark? Do tell.

I also want to know why the fracking companies think that this is the way to ‘win the hearts and minds’ of the – I really hate this description – ‘host communities’. Yuk! Anyone would think we were throwing a lets have a frack party.

The best, most honest, thing to do would be to simply answer our questions truthfully.
I therefore eagerly await your response to this question.

Gold Standard Regulations; Sounds good but what does it actually mean? Who will ensure that the regulations are compied with? On the evidence we have and which is freely available, companies break regulations all the time and if found out get a fine and told not to do it again. INEOS breaches of regulations have become the content of countless , again freely available, reports. Fracking is a issue of its own Mr Clark, cock it up and people and the environment suffer big time. Too late to say sorry and no fine will cover it. Contamination of land and water is irreversible and you cannot cure a cancer caused by the toxins fracking releases with a fine.

In the end it is down to the honesty and integrity of the companies involved. Alas to date they have only shown themselves to be bullies.

Mr Clark, I was recently listening to an Australian doctor who was discussing fracking (The Australians are having a terrible time aren’t they Mr Clark – horrific about the water, the land, the illnesses, the total awfulness their lives have become through fracking – some suicides even – all the things we in the anti fracking community are warning you about and yet you still want this inflicted upon us)

The doctor was saying that pharmaceutical and other such companies, cosmetics, washing powder etc, have to prove their product is safe before they can release it to the public yet fracking companies do not, we have to prove that fracking is unsafe.

How can this possibly be the right way to do things? Please explain.


When precisely does the baseline testing take place before fracking starts? Surely the health of the people, the water, the air etc is all tested before fracking commences, how else would you know when things go wrong, as they inevitably will, and how else would you prove fracking is responsible. I am sure you would not allow such a basic ommission to take place Mr Clark but please confirm it anyway.

Another thing brought to my attention, again from the poor souls in Australia, is the shale gas is cleaner than coal statement. You have sent me letters stating this Mr Clark so you are aware this is being said. It turns out Mr Clark that this is the truth. 😊

However, this statement fails to grasp the method of mining shale gas being so devastatingly polluting. The end user gets a cleaner gas but, and this this a major but, the pollution caused in the extraction of shale gas by chemicals used, diesel machinery operating on the well sites, light pollution, heavy traffic, loss of environment and so on and so forth, so totally negates the cleaner gas argument to the point that the statement no longer has any meaning.

It becomes just words. Your thoughts?

I am eternally grateful to those in the USA and America who have compliled and shared their experiences of living with fracking, aren’t you Mr Clark?

Just think what could have happened if they had not bothered. We would have all believed the spiel about how wonderful fracking is and never questioned it. Wouldn’t that have been a nightmare situation Mr Clark.

Still, everyday someone else takes the trouble to inform we Brits of the vile, pollution ridden, insidious fracking industry and the harm it causes and you can rest assured Mr Clark that I will pass on all the reports I get and keep you fully up to date via The Weekly Profit, From the Sacrifice Zone.

Maybe you will come to realise you do not want to sacrifice us after all.


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I have put this here Mr Clark as a reminder.

Selflessness – Holders of public office should act solely in terms of the public interest.

Of what public interest is the vile, pollution ridden, insidious industry called fracking Mr Clark? 84% of the population are against fracking.
There are more than 1650 peer reviewed reports re the environmental and health dangers caused by fracking.

EWG know your environment, protect your health
By Grant Smith, Senior Energy Policy Advisor and Tasha Stoiber, Senior Scientist; FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2018

Fracking for oil and gas poses an impending health crisis in the U.S., two leading groups of health professionals warn in a new report. Not only do existing fracking regulations fail to protect Americans from increased risk of cancer, asthma and birth defects, but there is no evidence fracking can ever be done without threatening public health, according to the authors.

The 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.

One of the report’s authors, Dr. Sandra Steingraber, told Rolling Stone that in her long career as a biologist, environmental writer and advocate, “Fracking is the worst thing I’ve ever seen.” She continued:

Those of us in the public health sector started to realize years ago that there were potential risks, then the industry rolled out faster than we could do our science. Now we see those risks have turned into human harms and people are getting sick. And we in this field have a moral imperative to raise the alarm.

The report is the fifth edition of a yearly compendium that details extensive studies on increased risks of cancer, asthma and birth defects for people who live near fracking sites.

Selflessness – Holders of public office should act solely in terms of the public interest.
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Drill or Drop?


Clumber Park. Nottinghamshire. Photo Richard Watson

The UK’s biggest shale gas company is expected to issue court documents in the next few days in its legal challenge against the National Trust over access to Clumber Park in Nottinghamshire.
INEOS Upstream wants to carry out surveys for shale gas in the Grade 1 historic park. But the National Trust has refused access. It said INEOS had not demonstrated why the surveys were necessary.

In February, the Oil and Gas Authority, acting for the government, granted permission to INEOS to bring its case against the Trust.

The company was at the High Court this afternoon for a hearing to make arrangements for the challenge – the first of its kind for nearly 40 years.

INEOS said a letter and court papers would be sent by the end of next week to anyone with an interest in the land at Clumber Park.

Sunset In Bolsover/Glapwell. Courtesy Patricia Clough


Spot the difference Mr Clark.