Monday, 2 June 2014

Links of interest

 Links of interest

Fracking risks reducing house prices by 30%
North West homeowners could see the value of their property drop by 30% if the government continues to push fracking, a surveyor has warned.,Housing Market ,buy to let,surveyors ,chartered surveyors,North West,coalition,Richard Sexton,United States
Impact of shale fracking on property prices in the U.K.
The increase of shale fracking in the U.K. is causing concern for environmentalists and NIMBY's, but should property investors also be concerned? MSN reported only yesterday that, in the U.S., mortgage lenders are becoming more cautious about approving loans for properties near fracking sites.

Fracking could lower property values by 30% - Your Mortgage
Fracking poses a risk to house prices in the North West of England, surveyors have warned.,Buy to let ,buy-to-let,house prices
Worry for homeowners who face the threat of fracking | Money | The Observer
Property prices in some area are being threatened by fracking, a controversial method of extracting shale gas
Is Damage Caused by Fracking Covered by Insurance Policies? - Blackfriars UK Insurance Specialists
The development of fracking has caused concern with many as to the potential dangers of the process and the question is damage caused by fracking covered b
BBC News - Ministers want to change trespass law to boost fracking
Ministers want to give energy firms the right to run shale gas pipes under private land to kick-start fracking.
Fracking UK shale: understanding earthquake risk - Gov. uk
How fracking caused earthquakes in the UK - environment - 02 November 2011 - New Scientist
Hydraulic fracturing has been linked to two earthquakes in the UK earlier this year – now a report says the fracking most likely caused the quakes
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Fracking and earthquake hazard
The British Geological Survey provides up-to-date information on recent and historical earthquakes, educational resources, and seismic hazard services
BBC News - Santander withdraws mortgage offer over Balcombe drill site
A bank's mortgage offer for a house is initially withdrawn due to its valuer being "unable to assess the property's risk" from a West Sussex drill site.
The Association of British Insurers (ABI) could demand info from homeowners if they are near fracking sites | Ernst v. EnCana Corporation
The Association of British Insurers (ABI) could demand info from homeowners if they are near fracking sites
Mortgage uncertainty in fracking areas, despite government assurances | Investigating Balcombe and Cuadrilla
There’s continuing uncertainty about the future impact of unconventional oil and gas sites on house prices and mortgage lending. Last week, Henry Smith, MP for Crawley, raised the issue in parliament after Santander withdrew a mortgage offer to one of his constituents on a house six miles from Balcombe, where Cuadrilla has been exploring for… 

The Truth About Fracking - 8 Fracking Myths Debunked | Permaculture Magazine
The spectre of fracking is coming closer to the USA and the UK, write Maddy Harland. With all the talk of an energy gap in the UK, there is little mention of conserving energy, developing micro-renewables, or community scale renewable energy solutions.
coalbed_methane (Friends of the Earth info).pdf
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David Cameron under attack over fracking firm links to Lynton Crosby | Politics | The Guardian
George Osborne announces tax breaks for shale gas as prime minister accused of evasion over top election adviser
David Cameron: 'Jesus created Tory policy of Big Society - I'm just continuing God's work' -
David Cameron has claimed divine inspiration was at work when it came to drafting a key concept for Conservative Party policy.
▶ Prime Minister David Cameron Asked Question About Jesus - YouTube
David Cameron was pressed on his religious beliefs while holding a PM Direct event in Darwen, near Blackburn. A member of the audience asked how he would "re...
Frack Free Somerset
Frack Free Wales | Resisting unconventional fossil fuel extraction in Wales
Frack free Dee
Fighting fracking in Poland: the farmers’ resistance movement | Red Pepper
Dart shareholder hired hitman, broke sanctions & paid Tories £550,000 | Frack Off
Dart Frack Attack: New Midlands Multi-Well Program | Frack Off
Medical Xpress: Is UK shale gas extraction posing a risk to public health?
Fracking incentives will create planning dilemmas for local councils - Telegraph
Financial rewards for agreeing to fracking present a conflict of interest for councils
The RSPB: News: RSPB responds to fracking incentives announcement
The RSPB has responded with concern to the announcement from David Cameron today that councils will receive financial incentives to allow fracking in their areas.
A Polish village says 'no' to fracking -
When Chevron tried to start exploratory drilling, local farmers moved quickly to stop them.
Back Balcombe
GUEST BLOG: “I am sorry Ecotricity, but shopping will not save the world” | Frack Off
Fracking in Cheshire East 'not needed' says council leader - MacclesField Express
Council leader Jones under fire for releasing a statement which ruled out fracking
Anthony Ingraffea on Hydraulic Fracturing's Myths and Realities - YouTube
In this talk, Anthony Ingraffea explores myths and realities concerning large-scale development of the unconventional natural gas/oil resource in shale depos...
Frack Free Surrey
Shocking List Of Chemicals Used In Fracking! | Environment
NO FRACKING WAY | How the EU-US trade deal risks expanding fracking in Europe and the US | news release [2014] on Vimeo
A trade agreement currently being negotiated between the US and the EU could open the way to multi-billion euro lawsuits from companies wanting to expand “fracking”…
Seismic Surveys: The Fracking Spearhead | Frack Off
Practical Law - Home - UK
CO2 emissions are being 'outsourced' by rich countries to rising economies | Environment | The Guardian
Greenhouse gas output of China and elsewhere is increased by making goods that are then used in the US and Europe
Upton Protection Camp prepare for the long haul in campaign to stop gas drilling - Chester Chronicle
Upton Protection Camp prepare for the long haul in campaign to stop gas drilling
Cheshire West and Chester Council leader Mike Jones's comment sparks backlash from opponents of coal bed methane and shale gas extraction - Chester Chronicle
Cheshire West and Chester Council leader Mike Jones's comment sparks backlash from opponents of coal bed methane and shale gas extraction
Upton: 'Protection' camp set on gas test drill site - Chester Chronicle
Campaigners camp on fields near Upton-by-Chester High School
Fracking ‘will not make bills cheaper’ - Chester Chronicle
Campaigners claim energy argument is a myth
Community Energy: it could happen in YOUR village | Trillion Fund
With onshore wind cuts and government fracking plans the time for communities to act to seize their power is now.
From The Horse’s Mouth’: Former Oil Exec Says Shale Gas Fracking “Is Not Safe” | Global Research
Dart Energy Public Inquiry | Falkirk Against Unconventional Gas
Mitigating Risks of Hydraulic Fracturing
The ERCB requires that casing in wells be cemented to protect groundwater resources. This creates a barrier between the well, including the produced fluids within, and all adjacent groundwater sources outside the wellbore. This ensures wellbore integrity, the isolation of shallow aquifers, and prevention of cross-flow contamination when completing and operating wells for production or injection.
Another 30,000 nails in the coffin of the ‘greenest government ever’
Barton Moss drilling firm wants to study geography across three areas of Greater Manchester
Exclusive: Local authorities have ‘conflict of interest’ on fracking investments - UK Politics - UK - The Independent
Councils that will play a key role in deciding the future of fracking in Britain have investments worth millions of pounds in companies behind the energy extraction method, The Independent can reveal.
UnFracktured: Joining Together To Fight Fracking | Earthjustice
Myth 2 - Fracking and jobs |
We investigate the claims that fracking will result in a major benefit to local employment - and find them wanting
Trespassing and the law - Property Law
The law of trespass in relation to land is designed to protect an individual from unlawful interference by somebody e...
Up To 1,000 Times More Methane Released At Gas Wells Than EPA Estimates, Study Finds | ThinkProgress
A plane flying over the Marcellus Shale for two days measured methane being released into the atmosphere at 100 to 1,000 times the rate that the EPA estimated.
Physicians Scientists & Engineers for Healthy Energy
PSE is dedicated to supplying vetted, evidence-based, scientific information and resources on unconventional gas development (high-volume hydrofracking) and other novel energy production methods. PSE's mission is to bring transparency to the important public policy issues surrounding such methods, helping to level the playing field for citizens, advocacy groups, media, policy-makers and politicians.
Myth 5 - Fracking and UK energy security |
We investigate claims that Fracking will give the UK energy security
Watch out for early signs of fascism - Aidan Ricketts
It may sound alarmist, but let's ask ourselves what are the warning signs of totalitarianism, and is it possible to unknowingly elect tyranny?
▶ Gasland (2010) - YouTube
Written and Directed By: Josh Fox.
Shale gas will not reduce greenhouse emissions without good policies in place | Shale Energy Insider
Abundant shale gas is not likely to substantially alter total emissions without policies targeted at greenhouse gas reduction, two Duke University researchers have found.
Fracking! Don't let it happen.
'Never trust the government' - punk veteran Vivienne Westwood on fracking & environment [E78] — RT Going Underground
Afshin Rattansi goes underground on the government’s love affair with facking with punk pioneer and activist Vivienne Westwood.
The earth moves in Holland due to ‘gas quakes’ | euronews, world news
world news - It is happening regularly – a tremor in the earth close to the city of Groningen in Holland. The latest shook the area on Wednesday night. The epicentre was in a village near…
- Green Party leader backs anti-fracking campaigners in Upton
GREEN Party leader Natalie Bennett has given her support to a campaign to block test gas drilling in a field near Chester. She visited Frack Free Upton’s tent village at Duttons Lane, Upton on Friday, along with European election candidate Peter Cranie.
BBC News - Survey suggests support for fracking in UK falls below 50%
A new survey indicates that support for fracking shale gas in the UK has fallen below 50% for the first time since 2012.
Our view on fracking - National Trust
Read the National Trust's view on shale gas extraction through fracking.
Four Fatalities Linked to Used Fracking Fluid Exposure During ‘Flowback,' NIOSH ... | Bloomberg BNA
May 19 Initial government field studies on hydraulic fracturing operations suggest that workers could be exposed to hazardous levels of volatile hydrocarbons from used fracking fluids the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health said May 19.
No fracking campaign for Forest (From Daily Echo)
CAMPAIGNERS are set to fight moves to allow fracking to take place in the New Forest National Park, the Daily Echo can reveal.
Frack Free Farndon
Under the Surface: Fracking Wastewater Proves Devastating to Mayflies
Even highly diluted levels of fracking wastewater could have a deadly effect on mayflies, the fragilely beautiful insect long-considered a key indicator of stream health, according to study by Pennsylvania-based Stroud Water Research Center.
Food threatened by coal seam gas mining according to Medical Journal of Australia | Weekly Times Now
COAL  seam gas mining is a potential threat to food and water security, say a group of medical researchers.
Walkington anti-fracking camp: People shout 'get a job'. We have jobs, but this is more important | Hull Daily Mail
A camp set up by anti-fracking protesters just outside Walkington is growing by the day. James Campbell speaks to campaigners. "GET a job!" That is the regular taunt shouted by...
BiffVernon Blogspot: An Open Letter to Mark Abbott, Managing Director of Egdon Resources.
CHEVRON ROMANIA DAFORA MEDIAS: Tell us the truth about the deadly accident in Pungesti!
According to locals and employees of the drilling subcontractor s.c. DAFORA S.A. one worker has died on May 18-19 on Chevron's illegal shale gas exploration site in Pungesti/Romania. So far, NO official statements of CHEVRON ROMANIA or DAFORA have confirmed these information, nor has the media been informed about the accident. Since the name of Pungesti has become a symbol of the antifracking fight in Romania, we, the citizens of Romania, deserve to know the truth about this recent and apparently deadly accident. Therefore, we ask you to give us an answer to the following questions: 1. Is it true that a serious accident has happened recently on Chevron's drilling site in Pungesti? 2. Have there been death casualties? 3. What was the cause of the accident and the death of the employee? 4. What is the name of this person, of what age and specialization has he been and where did he come from?
BBC News - How much money can we make from fracking Britain?
How much money can be made from extracting oil and gas from shale rock lying beneath Britain?
Fracking-triggered quakes rock Lancashire (Wired UK)
Seismologists investigating a pair of earthquakes that shook Lancashire in April and May have determined they were likely caused by the process of fracking
Dutch Government to Pay $1.6 Billion in Gas Extraction Damages - Bloomberg
The Netherlands will spend 1.2 billion euros ($1.6 billion) to compensate for damaged houses and buildings after temblors linked to extraction of natural gas in the Groningen province led to a public backlash.
100 mln will die by 2030 if world fails to act on climate - report
Don't want your home fracked? This man thinks you're just being selfish | Greenpeace UK
Over the course of the last week the boss of fracking company Celtique Energie, Geoff Davies, has undergone a prolonged and very public meltdown.
Abbeystead disaster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dead Babies and Utah's Carbon Bomb
A sudden and extreme spike in neonatal mortality in Utah's rural Uinta Basin is most probably related to the toxic air pollution related to the fossil fuel drilling/fracking frenzy in Eastern Utah. And the local poobahs want to kill the messenger.
A Call to Arms: An Invitation to Demand Action on Climate Change | Politics News | Rolling Stone
This is an invitation, an invitation to come to New York City. An invitation to anyone who'd like to prove to themselves, and to their children, that
Luke Ashley
Fracking industry must prove current access system doesn’t work - Farming UK news
The CLA has said the shale gas industry has provided no evidence to demonstrate Government proposals to simplify access for fracking are necessary.
Green Party | Greens set to launch fresh attempt to secure Europe-wide fracking ban
No Drilling
List of regional/national groups united in demanding that our green islands stay Frack Free.
Letters: Fracking’s opponents are being demonised - Letters - Voices - The Independent
“Frack we must” – editorial, 8 May. No we must not. Those opposed to fracking have been demonised by politicians and industry because they threaten the development of a lucrative industry with a limited life that will generate huge profits for a few.
At last BBC politics show sticks it to pro frackers ? - YouTube
Fracking debate BBC politics show , about time too
(1) No Fracking Way (song-anthem)
Fracking - Barton Moss on Vimeo
This is "Fracking - Barton Moss" by Jason Wingard on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.
Frack Free Salford & Manchester
Campaign Materials | Frack Off
The Truth Behind The Dash For Gas 2014 - YouTube
Documentary lifting the lid on fracking spin, investigating environmental and health issues associated with fracking in Australia, the US, and Lancashire and...
▶ What is Fracking - YouTube
My Journey into the finding out about fracking.
Campaigners prepared to fight fracking in forest (From Salisbury Journal)
CAMPAIGNERS are set to fight moves to allow fracking to take place in the New Forest National Park.
Chester Zoo hits out against test drill site - Chester Chronicle
Zoo issues statement after demonstrators gathered in Upton on Sunday
MAY RECLAIM THE POWER GATHERING - at Upton Community Protection Camp
Anit-fracking group calls for ban on gas drilling in Shropshire « Shropshire Star
Anti-fracking campaigners are asking Shropshire Council to consider a moratorium which would ban gas exploration drilling in the county.
HEY Frack Off: Rathlin's Water Tanks overflowing... yet again. Also leaking. And sludge?
Saffron Hughes Barton Moss Fracking: Teenager arrested at IGas fracking protest in Eccles Salford and charged with obstructing Greater Manchester Police officer has case dropped - Manchester Evening News
Saffron Hughes was at the camp earlier this year for a school project, and was held by officers policing the protests against fracking at the site
Fracking safety calls by MP Flint « Shropshire Star
A Labour MP has accused the Government of "hyping up expectations" over the extraction of shale gas.
(1) Press Release: Chevron workers killed on frack site in Romania #Pungesti
Petition | Declare Bury a "NO FRACKING ZONE" |
It is quite possible that developers may put a planning application to Bury Council at some point to undertake preliminary "flow testing". Depending...
'Straight From The Horse's Mouth': Former Oil Exec Says Fracking Not Safe
Retired Mobil VP confirms technology is dangerous and untested.
McCartney calls for halt to fracking | The Times
Supporters of ‘We Need to Talk About Fracking’ include Sir Paul McCartney, his daughter Stella, Yoko Ono and Helena Bonham Carter
Sir Paul McCartney leads new band of celebrity fracking campaigners - 02 Jun 2014 - News from BusinessGreen
Former Beatle among those backing new campaign calling for a moratorium on UK fracking while the risks associated with shale gas exploration are re-assessed,Energy,Infrastructure ,shale gas,Fracking
Shale Gas: It’s a Bad Hammer | Chester Greens

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