Anti-fracking protesters who glued themselves to pumps were at wrong petrol station

Anti-fracking activists glued to the pumps

Anti-fracking activists glued to the pumps

Simon Mortimer, from Bolton Against Fracking, and supporters from Wigan Against Fracking, not linked to the arrested activists

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ANTI-FRACKING protesters who glued and chained themselves to petrol pumps in Great Lever over the weekend were at the wrong garage, it has emerged.

Four people were arrested on Saturday after anti-fracking protesters used glue and bike locks to attach themselves to fuel pumps at the petrol station in Rishton Lane.

The group had chosen to base the protest next to a Total petrol station after the French firm announced it would be investing more than £12 million in the UK’s shale gas industry.

However, it emerged later that the petrol station was no longer owned by Total - but the new owners had not got around to taking the signs down yet.

Petrol station manager Reezwan Patel said: “We had to close for six hours, so with the loss of custom and the damage to the pumps, it could be a couple of thousand pounds we have lost.

“The thing is, Total don’t own the station any more. It is owned by Certas Energy, but the signs haven’t changed yet.

"The peaceful protesters were very polite and actually apologised for what happened, but the others were very stupid and have cost us a lot of money.”

Three men, and a woman, were in police custody yesterday after the protest, which forced the petrol station to close temporarily.


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Those arrested were from a campaign group which has been protesting against test drilling at Barton Moss, in Salford.

A peaceful protest, organised by the newly-formed Bolton Against Fracking group, and attended by members of the Bolton Green Party, was already taking place at the petrol station, and was not linked to the campaigners who attached themselves to the pumps.

The rally was organised to protest about the potential use of hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” in the UK, a controversial method of extracting shale gas from underground rocks by cracking them with jets made up of water, sand and chemicals.

The unknown activists were criticised by Bolton Green Party chairman Alan Johnson. He said: “I was very annoyed, and I have to stress that these people have nothing to do with our protest.

“We were there to protest peacefully, and warn people about the dangers of fracking, and these people have put themselves, and others, in danger with what they did.

“We want to warn people that fracking could lead to a poisoned water supply and contaminated soil.

“I am a grandfather and that is not the legacy I want to leave. We are very worried about the potential of fracking in Bolton because, unfortunately, we are ripe for it.”

Campaign group Frack Free Greater Manchester had called for people to protest outside Total petrol stations across the country.

Group member Sophie Baxter said: “Every company that is going to invest in fracking needs to expect these kind of actions. We were very proud of the guys who locked themselves to the pumps”

Specialist police officers removed the protesters from the pumps. A Greater Manchester Police spokesman said: “As a precaution, the pumps were isolated.

"Two men have been arrested for criminal damage, and a man and a woman have been arrested for criminal damage and criminal trespass.”

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6:14pm Mon 20 Jan 14

hatchepsut says...

It was hardly obvious that it wasn't a Total station. Maybe if they had sorted their signs out sooner they wouldn't have had such problems.

Either way, the protesters are sacrificing a lot to protect our beautiful Earth for future generations while most people are too busy watching reality TV to care what happens to the environment and what we we will be leaving to future generations. All power to them, at least they got noticed!
It was hardly obvious that it wasn't a Total station. Maybe if they had sorted their signs out sooner they wouldn't have had such problems. Either way, the protesters are sacrificing a lot to protect our beautiful Earth for future generations while most people are too busy watching reality TV to care what happens to the environment and what we we will be leaving to future generations. All power to them, at least they got noticed! hatchepsut
  • Score: -74

6:19pm Mon 20 Jan 14

danssoncabaret says...

They could try getting a bloody job.
They could try getting a bloody job. danssoncabaret
  • Score: 69

6:22pm Mon 20 Jan 14

BWFC71 says...

hatchepsut wrote:
It was hardly obvious that it wasn't a Total station. Maybe if they had sorted their signs out sooner they wouldn't have had such problems.

Either way, the protesters are sacrificing a lot to protect our beautiful Earth for future generations while most people are too busy watching reality TV to care what happens to the environment and what we we will be leaving to future generations. All power to them, at least they got noticed!
I prefer taking the risk and drilling for a fuel which we do desperately need, otherwise there will be no electricity to the masses and the majority will then moan. Green energy is not up to the job and wont be for at least the next 50 years - so we need the energy now before the blackouts do start happening!


I lived in The Netherlands for numerous of years and lived closed by a Shale-gas planet and nothing onerous happened - no earth tremors no gas in water etc etc etc

Where would humanity be if it wasn't for people and companies in taking a risk in mining for coal, gas or even oil. There is a greater risk of being run-over tomorrow than what there is with drilling for shale-gas!!!!
[quote][p][bold]hatchepsut[/bold] wrote: It was hardly obvious that it wasn't a Total station. Maybe if they had sorted their signs out sooner they wouldn't have had such problems. Either way, the protesters are sacrificing a lot to protect our beautiful Earth for future generations while most people are too busy watching reality TV to care what happens to the environment and what we we will be leaving to future generations. All power to them, at least they got noticed![/p][/quote]I prefer taking the risk and drilling for a fuel which we do desperately need, otherwise there will be no electricity to the masses and the majority will then moan. Green energy is not up to the job and wont be for at least the next 50 years - so we need the energy now before the blackouts do start happening! I lived in The Netherlands for numerous of years and lived closed by a Shale-gas planet and nothing onerous happened - no earth tremors no gas in water etc etc etc Where would humanity be if it wasn't for people and companies in taking a risk in mining for coal, gas or even oil. There is a greater risk of being run-over tomorrow than what there is with drilling for shale-gas!!!! BWFC71
  • Score: 37

6:41pm Mon 20 Jan 14

hatchepsut says...

BWFC71 wrote:
hatchepsut wrote:
It was hardly obvious that it wasn't a Total station. Maybe if they had sorted their signs out sooner they wouldn't have had such problems.

Either way, the protesters are sacrificing a lot to protect our beautiful Earth for future generations while most people are too busy watching reality TV to care what happens to the environment and what we we will be leaving to future generations. All power to them, at least they got noticed!
I prefer taking the risk and drilling for a fuel which we do desperately need, otherwise there will be no electricity to the masses and the majority will then moan. Green energy is not up to the job and wont be for at least the next 50 years - so we need the energy now before the blackouts do start happening!


I lived in The Netherlands for numerous of years and lived closed by a Shale-gas planet and nothing onerous happened - no earth tremors no gas in water etc etc etc

Where would humanity be if it wasn't for people and companies in taking a risk in mining for coal, gas or even oil. There is a greater risk of being run-over tomorrow than what there is with drilling for shale-gas!!!!
Taking a risk is fine if it only affects you. This is our only planet and taking the risk is not worth it. We have a responsibility to future generations. You may have got lucky in the Netherlands, but there are plenty of places in America that have not been so lucky. Poisoned ground water, earthquakes, flammable water! People have nothing to drink in parts of West Virginia due to the careless actions of the fracking companies there. The risk is too great. There is no planet B.
[quote][p][bold]BWFC71[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hatchepsut[/bold] wrote: It was hardly obvious that it wasn't a Total station. Maybe if they had sorted their signs out sooner they wouldn't have had such problems. Either way, the protesters are sacrificing a lot to protect our beautiful Earth for future generations while most people are too busy watching reality TV to care what happens to the environment and what we we will be leaving to future generations. All power to them, at least they got noticed![/p][/quote]I prefer taking the risk and drilling for a fuel which we do desperately need, otherwise there will be no electricity to the masses and the majority will then moan. Green energy is not up to the job and wont be for at least the next 50 years - so we need the energy now before the blackouts do start happening! I lived in The Netherlands for numerous of years and lived closed by a Shale-gas planet and nothing onerous happened - no earth tremors no gas in water etc etc etc Where would humanity be if it wasn't for people and companies in taking a risk in mining for coal, gas or even oil. There is a greater risk of being run-over tomorrow than what there is with drilling for shale-gas!!!![/p][/quote]Taking a risk is fine if it only affects you. This is our only planet and taking the risk is not worth it. We have a responsibility to future generations. You may have got lucky in the Netherlands, but there are plenty of places in America that have not been so lucky. Poisoned ground water, earthquakes, flammable water! People have nothing to drink in parts of West Virginia due to the careless actions of the fracking companies there. The risk is too great. There is no planet B. hatchepsut
  • Score: -48

7:17pm Mon 20 Jan 14

NHurst says...

Good old protesters. Obviously did a great deal of in depth research before carrying out their attempt at an infantile protest. Muppets.
I hope as upstanding members of the community that they decide to pay in full for the material property damage and the loss of business to the garage operator and owners (NOT Total) that their actions have caused.
Better Research required.
Good old protesters. Obviously did a great deal of in depth research before carrying out their attempt at an infantile protest. Muppets. I hope as upstanding members of the community that they decide to pay in full for the material property damage and the loss of business to the garage operator and owners (NOT Total) that their actions have caused. Better Research required. NHurst
  • Score: 59

7:40pm Mon 20 Jan 14

BWFC71 says...

hatchepsut wrote:
BWFC71 wrote:
hatchepsut wrote:
It was hardly obvious that it wasn't a Total station. Maybe if they had sorted their signs out sooner they wouldn't have had such problems.

Either way, the protesters are sacrificing a lot to protect our beautiful Earth for future generations while most people are too busy watching reality TV to care what happens to the environment and what we we will be leaving to future generations. All power to them, at least they got noticed!
I prefer taking the risk and drilling for a fuel which we do desperately need, otherwise there will be no electricity to the masses and the majority will then moan. Green energy is not up to the job and wont be for at least the next 50 years - so we need the energy now before the blackouts do start happening!


I lived in The Netherlands for numerous of years and lived closed by a Shale-gas planet and nothing onerous happened - no earth tremors no gas in water etc etc etc

Where would humanity be if it wasn't for people and companies in taking a risk in mining for coal, gas or even oil. There is a greater risk of being run-over tomorrow than what there is with drilling for shale-gas!!!!
Taking a risk is fine if it only affects you. This is our only planet and taking the risk is not worth it. We have a responsibility to future generations. You may have got lucky in the Netherlands, but there are plenty of places in America that have not been so lucky. Poisoned ground water, earthquakes, flammable water! People have nothing to drink in parts of West Virginia due to the careless actions of the fracking companies there. The risk is too great. There is no planet B.
What about all the other countries in Europe that have fracking and have had no problem - so it is of no problem in Bulgaria, Denmark, Ireland, The Netherlands, Poland and Romania to name a few or what about Canada, Australia, South Africa, China and New Zealand!

The risk is not great at all -- funny how there are no scare stories from the countries I have mentioned!!!! And funnily enough it only seems to be in ONE US State that these problems seem to happen and not the many other States - why is that????

Scaremongering by a minority, and yet quietly going on SUCCESSFULLY in many other areas with no problems whatsoever!!!

It is about time the success of shale-gas exploration was seen rather than the minority scaremongering!
[quote][p][bold]hatchepsut[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BWFC71[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hatchepsut[/bold] wrote: It was hardly obvious that it wasn't a Total station. Maybe if they had sorted their signs out sooner they wouldn't have had such problems. Either way, the protesters are sacrificing a lot to protect our beautiful Earth for future generations while most people are too busy watching reality TV to care what happens to the environment and what we we will be leaving to future generations. All power to them, at least they got noticed![/p][/quote]I prefer taking the risk and drilling for a fuel which we do desperately need, otherwise there will be no electricity to the masses and the majority will then moan. Green energy is not up to the job and wont be for at least the next 50 years - so we need the energy now before the blackouts do start happening! I lived in The Netherlands for numerous of years and lived closed by a Shale-gas planet and nothing onerous happened - no earth tremors no gas in water etc etc etc Where would humanity be if it wasn't for people and companies in taking a risk in mining for coal, gas or even oil. There is a greater risk of being run-over tomorrow than what there is with drilling for shale-gas!!!![/p][/quote]Taking a risk is fine if it only affects you. This is our only planet and taking the risk is not worth it. We have a responsibility to future generations. You may have got lucky in the Netherlands, but there are plenty of places in America that have not been so lucky. Poisoned ground water, earthquakes, flammable water! People have nothing to drink in parts of West Virginia due to the careless actions of the fracking companies there. The risk is too great. There is no planet B.[/p][/quote]What about all the other countries in Europe that have fracking and have had no problem - so it is of no problem in Bulgaria, Denmark, Ireland, The Netherlands, Poland and Romania to name a few or what about Canada, Australia, South Africa, China and New Zealand! The risk is not great at all -- funny how there are no scare stories from the countries I have mentioned!!!! And funnily enough it only seems to be in ONE US State that these problems seem to happen and not the many other States - why is that???? Scaremongering by a minority, and yet quietly going on SUCCESSFULLY in many other areas with no problems whatsoever!!! It is about time the success of shale-gas exploration was seen rather than the minority scaremongering! BWFC71
  • Score: 28

8:02pm Mon 20 Jan 14

lassogaia says...

danssoncabaret wrote:
They could try getting a bloody job.
It was Saturday. Not everyone works on a Saturday. Would you give up a Saturday to campaign about something you are passionate in? I bet you would. So lay off with the daft comments.
[quote][p][bold]danssoncabaret[/bold] wrote: They could try getting a bloody job.[/p][/quote]It was Saturday. Not everyone works on a Saturday. Would you give up a Saturday to campaign about something you are passionate in? I bet you would. So lay off with the daft comments. lassogaia
  • Score: -27

8:04pm Mon 20 Jan 14

hatchepsut says...

BWFC71 wrote:
hatchepsut wrote:
BWFC71 wrote:
hatchepsut wrote:
It was hardly obvious that it wasn't a Total station. Maybe if they had sorted their signs out sooner they wouldn't have had such problems.

Either way, the protesters are sacrificing a lot to protect our beautiful Earth for future generations while most people are too busy watching reality TV to care what happens to the environment and what we we will be leaving to future generations. All power to them, at least they got noticed!
I prefer taking the risk and drilling for a fuel which we do desperately need, otherwise there will be no electricity to the masses and the majority will then moan. Green energy is not up to the job and wont be for at least the next 50 years - so we need the energy now before the blackouts do start happening!


I lived in The Netherlands for numerous of years and lived closed by a Shale-gas planet and nothing onerous happened - no earth tremors no gas in water etc etc etc

Where would humanity be if it wasn't for people and companies in taking a risk in mining for coal, gas or even oil. There is a greater risk of being run-over tomorrow than what there is with drilling for shale-gas!!!!
Taking a risk is fine if it only affects you. This is our only planet and taking the risk is not worth it. We have a responsibility to future generations. You may have got lucky in the Netherlands, but there are plenty of places in America that have not been so lucky. Poisoned ground water, earthquakes, flammable water! People have nothing to drink in parts of West Virginia due to the careless actions of the fracking companies there. The risk is too great. There is no planet B.
What about all the other countries in Europe that have fracking and have had no problem - so it is of no problem in Bulgaria, Denmark, Ireland, The Netherlands, Poland and Romania to name a few or what about Canada, Australia, South Africa, China and New Zealand!

The risk is not great at all -- funny how there are no scare stories from the countries I have mentioned!!!! And funnily enough it only seems to be in ONE US State that these problems seem to happen and not the many other States - why is that????

Scaremongering by a minority, and yet quietly going on SUCCESSFULLY in many other areas with no problems whatsoever!!!

It is about time the success of shale-gas exploration was seen rather than the minority scaremongering!
Bulgaria are the only country apart from France to ban fracking due to environmental concerns. Most of the other countries you have listed are still in the early exploratory stages. The true effects can only be assessed when the practice is in full swing. Canada have been fracking for quite a long time but are reassessing it and have temporarily suspended it in some areas due to concerns. As for the US, the West Virginia spill is just the latest issue. There have been many, many problems in many states all over the country.
[quote][p][bold]BWFC71[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hatchepsut[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BWFC71[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hatchepsut[/bold] wrote: It was hardly obvious that it wasn't a Total station. Maybe if they had sorted their signs out sooner they wouldn't have had such problems. Either way, the protesters are sacrificing a lot to protect our beautiful Earth for future generations while most people are too busy watching reality TV to care what happens to the environment and what we we will be leaving to future generations. All power to them, at least they got noticed![/p][/quote]I prefer taking the risk and drilling for a fuel which we do desperately need, otherwise there will be no electricity to the masses and the majority will then moan. Green energy is not up to the job and wont be for at least the next 50 years - so we need the energy now before the blackouts do start happening! I lived in The Netherlands for numerous of years and lived closed by a Shale-gas planet and nothing onerous happened - no earth tremors no gas in water etc etc etc Where would humanity be if it wasn't for people and companies in taking a risk in mining for coal, gas or even oil. There is a greater risk of being run-over tomorrow than what there is with drilling for shale-gas!!!![/p][/quote]Taking a risk is fine if it only affects you. This is our only planet and taking the risk is not worth it. We have a responsibility to future generations. You may have got lucky in the Netherlands, but there are plenty of places in America that have not been so lucky. Poisoned ground water, earthquakes, flammable water! People have nothing to drink in parts of West Virginia due to the careless actions of the fracking companies there. The risk is too great. There is no planet B.[/p][/quote]What about all the other countries in Europe that have fracking and have had no problem - so it is of no problem in Bulgaria, Denmark, Ireland, The Netherlands, Poland and Romania to name a few or what about Canada, Australia, South Africa, China and New Zealand! The risk is not great at all -- funny how there are no scare stories from the countries I have mentioned!!!! And funnily enough it only seems to be in ONE US State that these problems seem to happen and not the many other States - why is that???? Scaremongering by a minority, and yet quietly going on SUCCESSFULLY in many other areas with no problems whatsoever!!! It is about time the success of shale-gas exploration was seen rather than the minority scaremongering![/p][/quote]Bulgaria are the only country apart from France to ban fracking due to environmental concerns. Most of the other countries you have listed are still in the early exploratory stages. The true effects can only be assessed when the practice is in full swing. Canada have been fracking for quite a long time but are reassessing it and have temporarily suspended it in some areas due to concerns. As for the US, the West Virginia spill is just the latest issue. There have been many, many problems in many states all over the country. hatchepsut
  • Score: -16

8:04pm Mon 20 Jan 14

lassogaia says...

NHurst wrote:
Good old protesters. Obviously did a great deal of in depth research before carrying out their attempt at an infantile protest. Muppets.
I hope as upstanding members of the community that they decide to pay in full for the material property damage and the loss of business to the garage operator and owners (NOT Total) that their actions have caused.
Better Research required.
To be fair...the sign did say 'Total' out the front! I wouldn't call people who are standing up for the future of our country muppets. They are on your side.
[quote][p][bold]NHurst[/bold] wrote: Good old protesters. Obviously did a great deal of in depth research before carrying out their attempt at an infantile protest. Muppets. I hope as upstanding members of the community that they decide to pay in full for the material property damage and the loss of business to the garage operator and owners (NOT Total) that their actions have caused. Better Research required.[/p][/quote]To be fair...the sign did say 'Total' out the front! I wouldn't call people who are standing up for the future of our country muppets. They are on your side. lassogaia
  • Score: -27

8:07pm Mon 20 Jan 14

lassogaia says...

Regardless of who owns the garage, awareness has been raised about the issue.
Regardless of who owns the garage, awareness has been raised about the issue. lassogaia
  • Score: -26

8:12pm Mon 20 Jan 14

BWFC71 says...

hatchepsut wrote:
BWFC71 wrote:
hatchepsut wrote:
BWFC71 wrote:
hatchepsut wrote:
It was hardly obvious that it wasn't a Total station. Maybe if they had sorted their signs out sooner they wouldn't have had such problems.

Either way, the protesters are sacrificing a lot to protect our beautiful Earth for future generations while most people are too busy watching reality TV to care what happens to the environment and what we we will be leaving to future generations. All power to them, at least they got noticed!
I prefer taking the risk and drilling for a fuel which we do desperately need, otherwise there will be no electricity to the masses and the majority will then moan. Green energy is not up to the job and wont be for at least the next 50 years - so we need the energy now before the blackouts do start happening!


I lived in The Netherlands for numerous of years and lived closed by a Shale-gas planet and nothing onerous happened - no earth tremors no gas in water etc etc etc

Where would humanity be if it wasn't for people and companies in taking a risk in mining for coal, gas or even oil. There is a greater risk of being run-over tomorrow than what there is with drilling for shale-gas!!!!
Taking a risk is fine if it only affects you. This is our only planet and taking the risk is not worth it. We have a responsibility to future generations. You may have got lucky in the Netherlands, but there are plenty of places in America that have not been so lucky. Poisoned ground water, earthquakes, flammable water! People have nothing to drink in parts of West Virginia due to the careless actions of the fracking companies there. The risk is too great. There is no planet B.
What about all the other countries in Europe that have fracking and have had no problem - so it is of no problem in Bulgaria, Denmark, Ireland, The Netherlands, Poland and Romania to name a few or what about Canada, Australia, South Africa, China and New Zealand!

The risk is not great at all -- funny how there are no scare stories from the countries I have mentioned!!!! And funnily enough it only seems to be in ONE US State that these problems seem to happen and not the many other States - why is that????

Scaremongering by a minority, and yet quietly going on SUCCESSFULLY in many other areas with no problems whatsoever!!!

It is about time the success of shale-gas exploration was seen rather than the minority scaremongering!
Bulgaria are the only country apart from France to ban fracking due to environmental concerns. Most of the other countries you have listed are still in the early exploratory stages. The true effects can only be assessed when the practice is in full swing. Canada have been fracking for quite a long time but are reassessing it and have temporarily suspended it in some areas due to concerns. As for the US, the West Virginia spill is just the latest issue. There have been many, many problems in many states all over the country.
Get your facts right...

Bulgaria has not banned it!!!

There was a suspension to fracking when tree-hugging luddites decided to make a song and dance about it but after a 12-18 month review it was fund out that these tree-hugging luddites were being paid by the Russian Federation - funnily enough the same Russian Federation who control over 70% of UK's and Europe's gas supply. And since March 2013 fracking has been allowed to be undertaken again!

Fracking in The Netherlands has been going on for over 30 years and same with many other countries. So a 30 year safety record in many other countries means it is still unsafe???? How mad does that sound?

Fracking has also been happening for at least 25 years in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa..

So it is bout time you actually read the full facts rather than relying on propaganda from those who are luddites! If these same people had their way our planet is flat and we would be using candles for light and wood-burning fires for warmth!
[quote][p][bold]hatchepsut[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BWFC71[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hatchepsut[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BWFC71[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hatchepsut[/bold] wrote: It was hardly obvious that it wasn't a Total station. Maybe if they had sorted their signs out sooner they wouldn't have had such problems. Either way, the protesters are sacrificing a lot to protect our beautiful Earth for future generations while most people are too busy watching reality TV to care what happens to the environment and what we we will be leaving to future generations. All power to them, at least they got noticed![/p][/quote]I prefer taking the risk and drilling for a fuel which we do desperately need, otherwise there will be no electricity to the masses and the majority will then moan. Green energy is not up to the job and wont be for at least the next 50 years - so we need the energy now before the blackouts do start happening! I lived in The Netherlands for numerous of years and lived closed by a Shale-gas planet and nothing onerous happened - no earth tremors no gas in water etc etc etc Where would humanity be if it wasn't for people and companies in taking a risk in mining for coal, gas or even oil. There is a greater risk of being run-over tomorrow than what there is with drilling for shale-gas!!!![/p][/quote]Taking a risk is fine if it only affects you. This is our only planet and taking the risk is not worth it. We have a responsibility to future generations. You may have got lucky in the Netherlands, but there are plenty of places in America that have not been so lucky. Poisoned ground water, earthquakes, flammable water! People have nothing to drink in parts of West Virginia due to the careless actions of the fracking companies there. The risk is too great. There is no planet B.[/p][/quote]What about all the other countries in Europe that have fracking and have had no problem - so it is of no problem in Bulgaria, Denmark, Ireland, The Netherlands, Poland and Romania to name a few or what about Canada, Australia, South Africa, China and New Zealand! The risk is not great at all -- funny how there are no scare stories from the countries I have mentioned!!!! And funnily enough it only seems to be in ONE US State that these problems seem to happen and not the many other States - why is that???? Scaremongering by a minority, and yet quietly going on SUCCESSFULLY in many other areas with no problems whatsoever!!! It is about time the success of shale-gas exploration was seen rather than the minority scaremongering![/p][/quote]Bulgaria are the only country apart from France to ban fracking due to environmental concerns. Most of the other countries you have listed are still in the early exploratory stages. The true effects can only be assessed when the practice is in full swing. Canada have been fracking for quite a long time but are reassessing it and have temporarily suspended it in some areas due to concerns. As for the US, the West Virginia spill is just the latest issue. There have been many, many problems in many states all over the country.[/p][/quote]Get your facts right... Bulgaria has not banned it!!! There was a suspension to fracking when tree-hugging luddites decided to make a song and dance about it but after a 12-18 month review it was fund out that these tree-hugging luddites were being paid by the Russian Federation - funnily enough the same Russian Federation who control over 70% of UK's and Europe's gas supply. And since March 2013 fracking has been allowed to be undertaken again! Fracking in The Netherlands has been going on for over 30 years and same with many other countries. So a 30 year safety record in many other countries means it is still unsafe???? How mad does that sound? Fracking has also been happening for at least 25 years in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa.. So it is bout time you actually read the full facts rather than relying on propaganda from those who are luddites! If these same people had their way our planet is flat and we would be using candles for light and wood-burning fires for warmth! BWFC71
  • Score: 15

8:15pm Mon 20 Jan 14

BWFC71 says...

Only Tunisia and France have banned the practice!!!! As I say read all the facts before actually condemning a practice.
Only Tunisia and France have banned the practice!!!! As I say read all the facts before actually condemning a practice. BWFC71
  • Score: 3

8:17pm Mon 20 Jan 14

northernsoul says...

Those who say we need another form of fossil fuel are the ones who are clueless. This fuel will only last for 40 yrs at great detriment to the
Environment. Why are you believing the lies of a millionaire PM who won't see any mines litter his constituency. They will be on yr
Doorstep polluting the air your children
Are breathing. Cameron is supporting fracking as his investors are major landowners and will profit. He is not interested us. Don't believe the lies!
Those who say we need another form of fossil fuel are the ones who are clueless. This fuel will only last for 40 yrs at great detriment to the Environment. Why are you believing the lies of a millionaire PM who won't see any mines litter his constituency. They will be on yr Doorstep polluting the air your children Are breathing. Cameron is supporting fracking as his investors are major landowners and will profit. He is not interested us. Don't believe the lies! northernsoul
  • Score: -29

8:24pm Mon 20 Jan 14

BWFC71 says...

northernsoul wrote:
Those who say we need another form of fossil fuel are the ones who are clueless. This fuel will only last for 40 yrs at great detriment to the
Environment. Why are you believing the lies of a millionaire PM who won't see any mines litter his constituency. They will be on yr
Doorstep polluting the air your children
Are breathing. Cameron is supporting fracking as his investors are major landowners and will profit. He is not interested us. Don't believe the lies!
Don't believe everything that the Tories say - I don't. I read all the facts from both sides and make up my own intelligent mind rather than relying on side of the propaganda fence!

As I say I have lived close by to a shale-extracting plant and no harm was done to me or the 500,000 other people living close by!
[quote][p][bold]northernsoul[/bold] wrote: Those who say we need another form of fossil fuel are the ones who are clueless. This fuel will only last for 40 yrs at great detriment to the Environment. Why are you believing the lies of a millionaire PM who won't see any mines litter his constituency. They will be on yr Doorstep polluting the air your children Are breathing. Cameron is supporting fracking as his investors are major landowners and will profit. He is not interested us. Don't believe the lies![/p][/quote]Don't believe everything that the Tories say - I don't. I read all the facts from both sides and make up my own intelligent mind rather than relying on side of the propaganda fence! As I say I have lived close by to a shale-extracting plant and no harm was done to me or the 500,000 other people living close by! BWFC71
  • Score: 8

8:35pm Mon 20 Jan 14

George X says...

BWFC71 wrote:
northernsoul wrote:
Those who say we need another form of fossil fuel are the ones who are clueless. This fuel will only last for 40 yrs at great detriment to the
Environment. Why are you believing the lies of a millionaire PM who won't see any mines litter his constituency. They will be on yr
Doorstep polluting the air your children
Are breathing. Cameron is supporting fracking as his investors are major landowners and will profit. He is not interested us. Don't believe the lies!
Don't believe everything that the Tories say - I don't. I read all the facts from both sides and make up my own intelligent mind rather than relying on side of the propaganda fence!

As I say I have lived close by to a shale-extracting plant and no harm was done to me or the 500,000 other people living close by!
Make up your own intelligent mind ? dont make me laugh.
What is it, if you say it often enough and it must be true ? you cant even make your mind up which religion you are , haha.
[quote][p][bold]BWFC71[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]northernsoul[/bold] wrote: Those who say we need another form of fossil fuel are the ones who are clueless. This fuel will only last for 40 yrs at great detriment to the Environment. Why are you believing the lies of a millionaire PM who won't see any mines litter his constituency. They will be on yr Doorstep polluting the air your children Are breathing. Cameron is supporting fracking as his investors are major landowners and will profit. He is not interested us. Don't believe the lies![/p][/quote]Don't believe everything that the Tories say - I don't. I read all the facts from both sides and make up my own intelligent mind rather than relying on side of the propaganda fence! As I say I have lived close by to a shale-extracting plant and no harm was done to me or the 500,000 other people living close by![/p][/quote]Make up your own intelligent mind ? dont make me laugh. What is it, if you say it often enough and it must be true ? you cant even make your mind up which religion you are , haha. George X
  • Score: -14

8:41pm Mon 20 Jan 14

EternalOptimist says...

There has been fracking in the UK for over 40 years, I have never heard of a problem. Most of the things we do have some risk attached, do we ban them all ?
A dog caused a pile up on the motorway involving three cars, should we ban dogs, or cars, or motorways ? Think of the children

The people who are saying there is only 40 years of gas. Only ? these are the same people who told us that oil would run out in the 90's. They are anti progress and anti humanity.
There has been fracking in the UK for over 40 years, I have never heard of a problem. Most of the things we do have some risk attached, do we ban them all ? A dog caused a pile up on the motorway involving three cars, should we ban dogs, or cars, or motorways ? Think of the children The people who are saying there is only 40 years of gas. Only ? these are the same people who told us that oil would run out in the 90's. They are anti progress and anti humanity. EternalOptimist
  • Score: 38

8:42pm Mon 20 Jan 14

BWFC71 says...

Georgina, is that your name today? Or is it Freedomtospeech or numerous of the other names (at least 5 others) on this website.

I know my religion and I have explained it to you more than a bakers dozen times - but it is not my fault that you do not have the intelligence to understand the Queens English! I could translate it into German, French, Dutch or even Polish if you want to understand it better!

I noticed that you did not comment on this story - why is that. Is it because you are not actually a Bontonian or don't even know where Bolton is as it is a foreign country to where you live?

Or is it because you are not intelligent to comprehend what the story is about or is it because you cannot read the English that is being used in the story?
Georgina, is that your name today? Or is it Freedomtospeech or numerous of the other names (at least 5 others) on this website. I know my religion and I have explained it to you more than a bakers dozen times - but it is not my fault that you do not have the intelligence to understand the Queens English! I could translate it into German, French, Dutch or even Polish if you want to understand it better! I noticed that you did not comment on this story - why is that. Is it because you are not actually a Bontonian or don't even know where Bolton is as it is a foreign country to where you live? Or is it because you are not intelligent to comprehend what the story is about or is it because you cannot read the English that is being used in the story? BWFC71
  • Score: -7

8:56pm Mon 20 Jan 14

George X says...

I onle have one user name , unlike you self righteous one / BWFC71 and maybe more who knows ????
It wouldn't surprise me if you posted questions and answered them yourself haha...
I onle have one user name , unlike you self righteous one / BWFC71 and maybe more who knows ???? It wouldn't surprise me if you posted questions and answered them yourself haha... George X
  • Score: -2

9:17pm Mon 20 Jan 14

cobblers7 says...

BWFC71 wrote:
hatchepsut wrote:
BWFC71 wrote:
hatchepsut wrote:
BWFC71 wrote:
hatchepsut wrote:
It was hardly obvious that it wasn't a Total station. Maybe if they had sorted their signs out sooner they wouldn't have had such problems.

Either way, the protesters are sacrificing a lot to protect our beautiful Earth for future generations while most people are too busy watching reality TV to care what happens to the environment and what we we will be leaving to future generations. All power to them, at least they got noticed!
I prefer taking the risk and drilling for a fuel which we do desperately need, otherwise there will be no electricity to the masses and the majority will then moan. Green energy is not up to the job and wont be for at least the next 50 years - so we need the energy now before the blackouts do start happening!


I lived in The Netherlands for numerous of years and lived closed by a Shale-gas planet and nothing onerous happened - no earth tremors no gas in water etc etc etc

Where would humanity be if it wasn't for people and companies in taking a risk in mining for coal, gas or even oil. There is a greater risk of being run-over tomorrow than what there is with drilling for shale-gas!!!!
Taking a risk is fine if it only affects you. This is our only planet and taking the risk is not worth it. We have a responsibility to future generations. You may have got lucky in the Netherlands, but there are plenty of places in America that have not been so lucky. Poisoned ground water, earthquakes, flammable water! People have nothing to drink in parts of West Virginia due to the careless actions of the fracking companies there. The risk is too great. There is no planet B.
What about all the other countries in Europe that have fracking and have had no problem - so it is of no problem in Bulgaria, Denmark, Ireland, The Netherlands, Poland and Romania to name a few or what about Canada, Australia, South Africa, China and New Zealand!

The risk is not great at all -- funny how there are no scare stories from the countries I have mentioned!!!! And funnily enough it only seems to be in ONE US State that these problems seem to happen and not the many other States - why is that????

Scaremongering by a minority, and yet quietly going on SUCCESSFULLY in many other areas with no problems whatsoever!!!

It is about time the success of shale-gas exploration was seen rather than the minority scaremongering!
Bulgaria are the only country apart from France to ban fracking due to environmental concerns. Most of the other countries you have listed are still in the early exploratory stages. The true effects can only be assessed when the practice is in full swing. Canada have been fracking for quite a long time but are reassessing it and have temporarily suspended it in some areas due to concerns. As for the US, the West Virginia spill is just the latest issue. There have been many, many problems in many states all over the country.
Get your facts right...

Bulgaria has not banned it!!!

There was a suspension to fracking when tree-hugging luddites decided to make a song and dance about it but after a 12-18 month review it was fund out that these tree-hugging luddites were being paid by the Russian Federation - funnily enough the same Russian Federation who control over 70% of UK's and Europe's gas supply. And since March 2013 fracking has been allowed to be undertaken again!

Fracking in The Netherlands has been going on for over 30 years and same with many other countries. So a 30 year safety record in many other countries means it is still unsafe???? How mad does that sound?

Fracking has also been happening for at least 25 years in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa..

So it is bout time you actually read the full facts rather than relying on propaganda from those who are luddites! If these same people had their way our planet is flat and we would be using candles for light and wood-burning fires for warmth!
Perhaps YOU need to get your facts right. According to the Sofia News Agency on 15 Jan 2014, in an article entitled " Bulgaria Firm on Shale Gas Drilling Ban" their Minister of Environment and Waters, Iskra Mihaylova, is quoted as saying that "Bulgaria has not and will not in any way change its national legislation on shale gas", reminding people that there is a current moratorium on the exploration and drilling for shale gas in Bulgaria.
[quote][p][bold]BWFC71[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hatchepsut[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BWFC71[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hatchepsut[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BWFC71[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hatchepsut[/bold] wrote: It was hardly obvious that it wasn't a Total station. Maybe if they had sorted their signs out sooner they wouldn't have had such problems. Either way, the protesters are sacrificing a lot to protect our beautiful Earth for future generations while most people are too busy watching reality TV to care what happens to the environment and what we we will be leaving to future generations. All power to them, at least they got noticed![/p][/quote]I prefer taking the risk and drilling for a fuel which we do desperately need, otherwise there will be no electricity to the masses and the majority will then moan. Green energy is not up to the job and wont be for at least the next 50 years - so we need the energy now before the blackouts do start happening! I lived in The Netherlands for numerous of years and lived closed by a Shale-gas planet and nothing onerous happened - no earth tremors no gas in water etc etc etc Where would humanity be if it wasn't for people and companies in taking a risk in mining for coal, gas or even oil. There is a greater risk of being run-over tomorrow than what there is with drilling for shale-gas!!!![/p][/quote]Taking a risk is fine if it only affects you. This is our only planet and taking the risk is not worth it. We have a responsibility to future generations. You may have got lucky in the Netherlands, but there are plenty of places in America that have not been so lucky. Poisoned ground water, earthquakes, flammable water! People have nothing to drink in parts of West Virginia due to the careless actions of the fracking companies there. The risk is too great. There is no planet B.[/p][/quote]What about all the other countries in Europe that have fracking and have had no problem - so it is of no problem in Bulgaria, Denmark, Ireland, The Netherlands, Poland and Romania to name a few or what about Canada, Australia, South Africa, China and New Zealand! The risk is not great at all -- funny how there are no scare stories from the countries I have mentioned!!!! And funnily enough it only seems to be in ONE US State that these problems seem to happen and not the many other States - why is that???? Scaremongering by a minority, and yet quietly going on SUCCESSFULLY in many other areas with no problems whatsoever!!! It is about time the success of shale-gas exploration was seen rather than the minority scaremongering![/p][/quote]Bulgaria are the only country apart from France to ban fracking due to environmental concerns. Most of the other countries you have listed are still in the early exploratory stages. The true effects can only be assessed when the practice is in full swing. Canada have been fracking for quite a long time but are reassessing it and have temporarily suspended it in some areas due to concerns. As for the US, the West Virginia spill is just the latest issue. There have been many, many problems in many states all over the country.[/p][/quote]Get your facts right... Bulgaria has not banned it!!! There was a suspension to fracking when tree-hugging luddites decided to make a song and dance about it but after a 12-18 month review it was fund out that these tree-hugging luddites were being paid by the Russian Federation - funnily enough the same Russian Federation who control over 70% of UK's and Europe's gas supply. And since March 2013 fracking has been allowed to be undertaken again! Fracking in The Netherlands has been going on for over 30 years and same with many other countries. So a 30 year safety record in many other countries means it is still unsafe???? How mad does that sound? Fracking has also been happening for at least 25 years in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa.. So it is bout time you actually read the full facts rather than relying on propaganda from those who are luddites! If these same people had their way our planet is flat and we would be using candles for light and wood-burning fires for warmth![/p][/quote]Perhaps YOU need to get your facts right. According to the Sofia News Agency on 15 Jan 2014, in an article entitled " Bulgaria Firm on Shale Gas Drilling Ban" their Minister of Environment and Waters, Iskra Mihaylova, is quoted as saying that "Bulgaria has not and will not in any way change its national legislation on shale gas", reminding people that there is a current moratorium on the exploration and drilling for shale gas in Bulgaria. cobblers7
  • Score: -9

9:36pm Mon 20 Jan 14

George X says...

That'll be like a red rag to a bull that to the BWFC righteous one, cue the "i deal in facts" line, haha.
That'll be like a red rag to a bull that to the BWFC righteous one, cue the "i deal in facts" line, haha. George X
  • Score: 3

12:01am Tue 21 Jan 14

danssoncabaret says...

lassogaia wrote:
danssoncabaret wrote:
They could try getting a bloody job.
It was Saturday. Not everyone works on a Saturday. Would you give up a Saturday to campaign about something you are passionate in? I bet you would. So lay off with the daft comments.
Are all the people camping in Salford working? they are there all the time. Or are they the campaign organisers for protests i.e. Sticking themselves to petrol pumps at the wrong garage? like I said, ''Get a bloody job!''
[quote][p][bold]lassogaia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]danssoncabaret[/bold] wrote: They could try getting a bloody job.[/p][/quote]It was Saturday. Not everyone works on a Saturday. Would you give up a Saturday to campaign about something you are passionate in? I bet you would. So lay off with the daft comments.[/p][/quote]Are all the people camping in Salford working? they are there all the time. Or are they the campaign organisers for protests i.e. Sticking themselves to petrol pumps at the wrong garage? like I said, ''Get a bloody job!'' danssoncabaret
  • Score: 4

12:13am Tue 21 Jan 14

NealNeal says...

ha brilliant, absolute morons, well done Bolton News for letting us know, so funny. Where's next protesters??
ha brilliant, absolute morons, well done Bolton News for letting us know, so funny. Where's next protesters?? NealNeal
  • Score: 9

12:16am Tue 21 Jan 14

westhoughton123 says...

You couldnt make it up :)
The wrong petrol station - now that *is* funny........
Stupid cretins, get a job and earn a living..
You couldnt make it up :) The wrong petrol station - now that *is* funny........ Stupid cretins, get a job and earn a living.. westhoughton123
  • Score: 13

6:47am Tue 21 Jan 14

biglad44 says...

Hiding behind a protest at the wrong garage trying to be the big i am claiming god knows what benefits why the average person on the street keeps this country going. I know in there mind it's a just cause but tackle it in ways that matter not silly protest that drag the country even further down.
Hiding behind a protest at the wrong garage trying to be the big i am claiming god knows what benefits why the average person on the street keeps this country going. I know in there mind it's a just cause but tackle it in ways that matter not silly protest that drag the country even further down. biglad44
  • Score: 3

8:50am Tue 21 Jan 14

The Righteous One says...

George X wrote:
That'll be like a red rag to a bull that to the BWFC righteous one, cue the "i deal in facts" line, haha.
Here is an idea- instead of stalking me, actually make a proper contribution to the thread and say what YOUR views are on the news report!

Otherwise, personally I don't mind having a stalker, but it is actually making you look sad bitter and twisted!!!

But there again, I can understand why you don't as English is only your 3rd language!
[quote][p][bold]George X[/bold] wrote: That'll be like a red rag to a bull that to the BWFC righteous one, cue the "i deal in facts" line, haha.[/p][/quote]Here is an idea- instead of stalking me, actually make a proper contribution to the thread and say what YOUR views are on the news report! Otherwise, personally I don't mind having a stalker, but it is actually making you look sad bitter and twisted!!! But there again, I can understand why you don't as English is only your 3rd language! The Righteous One
  • Score: 4

1:17pm Tue 21 Jan 14

MarkAllRead says...

fracking idiots
fracking idiots MarkAllRead
  • Score: 9

1:54pm Tue 21 Jan 14

hal pel says...

“We were there to protest peacefully, and warn people about the dangers of fracking, and these people have put themselves, and others, in danger with what they did." said Bolton Green Party chairman Alan Johnson, whilst polishing his sandals.
“We were there to protest peacefully, and warn people about the dangers of fracking, and these people have put themselves, and others, in danger with what they did." said Bolton Green Party chairman Alan Johnson, whilst polishing his sandals. hal pel
  • Score: 5

5:09pm Tue 21 Jan 14

mr.mark.c says...

I wonder if the tree huggers realise where plastic comes from ?
I wonder if the tree huggers realise where plastic comes from ? mr.mark.c
  • Score: 9

5:49pm Tue 21 Jan 14

George X says...

The Righteous One wrote:
George X wrote:
That'll be like a red rag to a bull that to the BWFC righteous one, cue the "i deal in facts" line, haha.
Here is an idea- instead of stalking me, actually make a proper contribution to the thread and say what YOUR views are on the news report!

Otherwise, personally I don't mind having a stalker, but it is actually making you look sad bitter and twisted!!!

But there again, I can understand why you don't as English is only your 3rd language!
Here's a question for you, have Bulgaria banned fracking or have they not, now remember what you have stated many times in the past Mr walking Factoid !!!
[quote][p][bold]The Righteous One[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]George X[/bold] wrote: That'll be like a red rag to a bull that to the BWFC righteous one, cue the "i deal in facts" line, haha.[/p][/quote]Here is an idea- instead of stalking me, actually make a proper contribution to the thread and say what YOUR views are on the news report! Otherwise, personally I don't mind having a stalker, but it is actually making you look sad bitter and twisted!!! But there again, I can understand why you don't as English is only your 3rd language![/p][/quote]Here's a question for you, have Bulgaria banned fracking or have they not, now remember what you have stated many times in the past Mr walking Factoid !!! George X
  • Score: 0

8:28pm Tue 21 Jan 14

adatherton says...

hatchepsut wrote:
It was hardly obvious that it wasn't a Total station. Maybe if they had sorted their signs out sooner they wouldn't have had such problems.

Either way, the protesters are sacrificing a lot to protect our beautiful Earth for future generations while most people are too busy watching reality TV to care what happens to the environment and what we we will be leaving to future generations. All power to them, at least they got noticed!
No-one agrees with you mate. Fracking protestors are posh rent-a-mobs who have no connection with local people.
[quote][p][bold]hatchepsut[/bold] wrote: It was hardly obvious that it wasn't a Total station. Maybe if they had sorted their signs out sooner they wouldn't have had such problems. Either way, the protesters are sacrificing a lot to protect our beautiful Earth for future generations while most people are too busy watching reality TV to care what happens to the environment and what we we will be leaving to future generations. All power to them, at least they got noticed![/p][/quote]No-one agrees with you mate. Fracking protestors are posh rent-a-mobs who have no connection with local people. adatherton
  • Score: 4

8:37pm Tue 21 Jan 14

BWFC71 says...

George X wrote:
The Righteous One wrote:
George X wrote:
That'll be like a red rag to a bull that to the BWFC righteous one, cue the "i deal in facts" line, haha.
Here is an idea- instead of stalking me, actually make a proper contribution to the thread and say what YOUR views are on the news report!

Otherwise, personally I don't mind having a stalker, but it is actually making you look sad bitter and twisted!!!

But there again, I can understand why you don't as English is only your 3rd language!
Here's a question for you, have Bulgaria banned fracking or have they not, now remember what you have stated many times in the past Mr walking Factoid !!!
No they have not!

They froze it for 18 months, but wasn't banned, whilst the protests were taking pace and after an enquiry which found out the protestors were being paid by the Russian Federation, the resumed the process.

The fracking is still being allowed whilst a general enquiry is taking place with regards to the how much can be found and how much can be drilled (although no enquiry is taking place about the process of fracking0 - but early indications showing that it will continue.

But I have already posted this further up - but again it shows that you cannot read!!!
[quote][p][bold]George X[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Righteous One[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]George X[/bold] wrote: That'll be like a red rag to a bull that to the BWFC righteous one, cue the "i deal in facts" line, haha.[/p][/quote]Here is an idea- instead of stalking me, actually make a proper contribution to the thread and say what YOUR views are on the news report! Otherwise, personally I don't mind having a stalker, but it is actually making you look sad bitter and twisted!!! But there again, I can understand why you don't as English is only your 3rd language![/p][/quote]Here's a question for you, have Bulgaria banned fracking or have they not, now remember what you have stated many times in the past Mr walking Factoid !!![/p][/quote]No they have not! They froze it for 18 months, but wasn't banned, whilst the protests were taking pace and after an enquiry which found out the protestors were being paid by the Russian Federation, the resumed the process. The fracking is still being allowed whilst a general enquiry is taking place with regards to the how much can be found and how much can be drilled (although no enquiry is taking place about the process of fracking0 - but early indications showing that it will continue. But I have already posted this further up - but again it shows that you cannot read!!! BWFC71
  • Score: 1

8:51pm Tue 21 Jan 14

cobblers7 says...

BWFC71 wrote:
George X wrote:
The Righteous One wrote:
George X wrote:
That'll be like a red rag to a bull that to the BWFC righteous one, cue the "i deal in facts" line, haha.
Here is an idea- instead of stalking me, actually make a proper contribution to the thread and say what YOUR views are on the news report!

Otherwise, personally I don't mind having a stalker, but it is actually making you look sad bitter and twisted!!!

But there again, I can understand why you don't as English is only your 3rd language!
Here's a question for you, have Bulgaria banned fracking or have they not, now remember what you have stated many times in the past Mr walking Factoid !!!
No they have not!

They froze it for 18 months, but wasn't banned, whilst the protests were taking pace and after an enquiry which found out the protestors were being paid by the Russian Federation, the resumed the process.

The fracking is still being allowed whilst a general enquiry is taking place with regards to the how much can be found and how much can be drilled (although no enquiry is taking place about the process of fracking0 - but early indications showing that it will continue.

But I have already posted this further up - but again it shows that you cannot read!!!
Seems like I have to post this comment again ............

According to the Sofia News Agency on 15 Jan 2014, in an article entitled " Bulgaria Firm on Shale Gas Drilling Ban" their Minister of Environment and Waters, Iskra Mihaylova, is quoted as saying that "Bulgaria has not and will not in any way change its national legislation on shale gas", reminding people that there is a current moratorium on the exploration and drilling for shale gas in Bulgaria.
[quote][p][bold]BWFC71[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]George X[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Righteous One[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]George X[/bold] wrote: That'll be like a red rag to a bull that to the BWFC righteous one, cue the "i deal in facts" line, haha.[/p][/quote]Here is an idea- instead of stalking me, actually make a proper contribution to the thread and say what YOUR views are on the news report! Otherwise, personally I don't mind having a stalker, but it is actually making you look sad bitter and twisted!!! But there again, I can understand why you don't as English is only your 3rd language![/p][/quote]Here's a question for you, have Bulgaria banned fracking or have they not, now remember what you have stated many times in the past Mr walking Factoid !!![/p][/quote]No they have not! They froze it for 18 months, but wasn't banned, whilst the protests were taking pace and after an enquiry which found out the protestors were being paid by the Russian Federation, the resumed the process. The fracking is still being allowed whilst a general enquiry is taking place with regards to the how much can be found and how much can be drilled (although no enquiry is taking place about the process of fracking0 - but early indications showing that it will continue. But I have already posted this further up - but again it shows that you cannot read!!![/p][/quote]Seems like I have to post this comment again ............ According to the Sofia News Agency on 15 Jan 2014, in an article entitled " Bulgaria Firm on Shale Gas Drilling Ban" their Minister of Environment and Waters, Iskra Mihaylova, is quoted as saying that "Bulgaria has not and will not in any way change its national legislation on shale gas", reminding people that there is a current moratorium on the exploration and drilling for shale gas in Bulgaria. cobblers7
  • Score: 0

8:54pm Tue 21 Jan 14

mr.mark.c says...

adatherton wrote:
hatchepsut wrote:
It was hardly obvious that it wasn't a Total station. Maybe if they had sorted their signs out sooner they wouldn't have had such problems.

Either way, the protesters are sacrificing a lot to protect our beautiful Earth for future generations while most people are too busy watching reality TV to care what happens to the environment and what we we will be leaving to future generations. All power to them, at least they got noticed!
No-one agrees with you mate. Fracking protestors are posh rent-a-mobs who have no connection with local people.
I wouldnt say posh as these live in Liberty House Salford according to the latest report, and its a homeless shelter.
[quote][p][bold]adatherton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hatchepsut[/bold] wrote: It was hardly obvious that it wasn't a Total station. Maybe if they had sorted their signs out sooner they wouldn't have had such problems. Either way, the protesters are sacrificing a lot to protect our beautiful Earth for future generations while most people are too busy watching reality TV to care what happens to the environment and what we we will be leaving to future generations. All power to them, at least they got noticed![/p][/quote]No-one agrees with you mate. Fracking protestors are posh rent-a-mobs who have no connection with local people.[/p][/quote]I wouldnt say posh as these live in Liberty House Salford according to the latest report, and its a homeless shelter. mr.mark.c
  • Score: -2

10:26pm Tue 21 Jan 14

BWFC71 says...

cobblers7 wrote:
BWFC71 wrote:
George X wrote:
The Righteous One wrote:
George X wrote:
That'll be like a red rag to a bull that to the BWFC righteous one, cue the "i deal in facts" line, haha.
Here is an idea- instead of stalking me, actually make a proper contribution to the thread and say what YOUR views are on the news report!

Otherwise, personally I don't mind having a stalker, but it is actually making you look sad bitter and twisted!!!

But there again, I can understand why you don't as English is only your 3rd language!
Here's a question for you, have Bulgaria banned fracking or have they not, now remember what you have stated many times in the past Mr walking Factoid !!!
No they have not!

They froze it for 18 months, but wasn't banned, whilst the protests were taking pace and after an enquiry which found out the protestors were being paid by the Russian Federation, the resumed the process.

The fracking is still being allowed whilst a general enquiry is taking place with regards to the how much can be found and how much can be drilled (although no enquiry is taking place about the process of fracking0 - but early indications showing that it will continue.

But I have already posted this further up - but again it shows that you cannot read!!!
Seems like I have to post this comment again ............

According to the Sofia News Agency on 15 Jan 2014, in an article entitled " Bulgaria Firm on Shale Gas Drilling Ban" their Minister of Environment and Waters, Iskra Mihaylova, is quoted as saying that "Bulgaria has not and will not in any way change its national legislation on shale gas", reminding people that there is a current moratorium on the exploration and drilling for shale gas in Bulgaria.
And yet I have to post again, from the official Bulgarian Government website....

"They froze it for 18 months, but wasn't banned, whilst the protests were taking pace and after an enquiry which found out the protestors were being paid by the Russian Federation, the resumed the process.

The fracking is still being allowed whilst a general enquiry is taking place with regards to the how much can be found and how much can be drilled (although no enquiry is taking place about the process of fracking0 - but early indications showing that it will continue."
[quote][p][bold]cobblers7[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BWFC71[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]George X[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Righteous One[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]George X[/bold] wrote: That'll be like a red rag to a bull that to the BWFC righteous one, cue the "i deal in facts" line, haha.[/p][/quote]Here is an idea- instead of stalking me, actually make a proper contribution to the thread and say what YOUR views are on the news report! Otherwise, personally I don't mind having a stalker, but it is actually making you look sad bitter and twisted!!! But there again, I can understand why you don't as English is only your 3rd language![/p][/quote]Here's a question for you, have Bulgaria banned fracking or have they not, now remember what you have stated many times in the past Mr walking Factoid !!![/p][/quote]No they have not! They froze it for 18 months, but wasn't banned, whilst the protests were taking pace and after an enquiry which found out the protestors were being paid by the Russian Federation, the resumed the process. The fracking is still being allowed whilst a general enquiry is taking place with regards to the how much can be found and how much can be drilled (although no enquiry is taking place about the process of fracking0 - but early indications showing that it will continue. But I have already posted this further up - but again it shows that you cannot read!!![/p][/quote]Seems like I have to post this comment again ............ According to the Sofia News Agency on 15 Jan 2014, in an article entitled " Bulgaria Firm on Shale Gas Drilling Ban" their Minister of Environment and Waters, Iskra Mihaylova, is quoted as saying that "Bulgaria has not and will not in any way change its national legislation on shale gas", reminding people that there is a current moratorium on the exploration and drilling for shale gas in Bulgaria.[/p][/quote]And yet I have to post again, from the official Bulgarian Government website.... "They froze it for 18 months, but wasn't banned, whilst the protests were taking pace and after an enquiry which found out the protestors were being paid by the Russian Federation, the resumed the process. The fracking is still being allowed whilst a general enquiry is taking place with regards to the how much can be found and how much can be drilled (although no enquiry is taking place about the process of fracking0 - but early indications showing that it will continue." BWFC71
  • Score: 0

10:49pm Tue 21 Jan 14

mr.mark.c says...

Some people need to wake up and smell the coffee, the earths resources are finite and without new sources of power we will all go cold and hungry.
Fracking is not new as we have been fracking oil in England since the 60's without any issues, one thing is for sure this will give a lifeline until hopefully we can find a reliable infinite source of power.
The only fact I can see is that without fuel we get nothing, no trucks, no cars, no supermarkets, no schools, no industry and no food.
Some people need to wake up and smell the coffee, the earths resources are finite and without new sources of power we will all go cold and hungry. Fracking is not new as we have been fracking oil in England since the 60's without any issues, one thing is for sure this will give a lifeline until hopefully we can find a reliable infinite source of power. The only fact I can see is that without fuel we get nothing, no trucks, no cars, no supermarkets, no schools, no industry and no food. mr.mark.c
  • Score: 1

11:16am Wed 22 Jan 14

cobblers7 says...

BWFC71 wrote:
cobblers7 wrote:
BWFC71 wrote:
George X wrote:
The Righteous One wrote:
George X wrote:
That'll be like a red rag to a bull that to the BWFC righteous one, cue the "i deal in facts" line, haha.
Here is an idea- instead of stalking me, actually make a proper contribution to the thread and say what YOUR views are on the news report!

Otherwise, personally I don't mind having a stalker, but it is actually making you look sad bitter and twisted!!!

But there again, I can understand why you don't as English is only your 3rd language!
Here's a question for you, have Bulgaria banned fracking or have they not, now remember what you have stated many times in the past Mr walking Factoid !!!
No they have not!

They froze it for 18 months, but wasn't banned, whilst the protests were taking pace and after an enquiry which found out the protestors were being paid by the Russian Federation, the resumed the process.

The fracking is still being allowed whilst a general enquiry is taking place with regards to the how much can be found and how much can be drilled (although no enquiry is taking place about the process of fracking0 - but early indications showing that it will continue.

But I have already posted this further up - but again it shows that you cannot read!!!
Seems like I have to post this comment again ............

According to the Sofia News Agency on 15 Jan 2014, in an article entitled " Bulgaria Firm on Shale Gas Drilling Ban" their Minister of Environment and Waters, Iskra Mihaylova, is quoted as saying that "Bulgaria has not and will not in any way change its national legislation on shale gas", reminding people that there is a current moratorium on the exploration and drilling for shale gas in Bulgaria.
And yet I have to post again, from the official Bulgarian Government website....

"They froze it for 18 months, but wasn't banned, whilst the protests were taking pace and after an enquiry which found out the protestors were being paid by the Russian Federation, the resumed the process.

The fracking is still being allowed whilst a general enquiry is taking place with regards to the how much can be found and how much can be drilled (although no enquiry is taking place about the process of fracking0 - but early indications showing that it will continue."
The following was taken from The Bulgarian Government website at today's date:

"Bulgaria has in no way changed, has no intention to change and continues to maintain its position in the national legislation, said Minister of Environment and Waters Iskra Mihailova regarding shale gas on TV7. The minister noted that the country had a moratorium on exploration and production of shale gas through fracking."
[quote][p][bold]BWFC71[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cobblers7[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BWFC71[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]George X[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Righteous One[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]George X[/bold] wrote: That'll be like a red rag to a bull that to the BWFC righteous one, cue the "i deal in facts" line, haha.[/p][/quote]Here is an idea- instead of stalking me, actually make a proper contribution to the thread and say what YOUR views are on the news report! Otherwise, personally I don't mind having a stalker, but it is actually making you look sad bitter and twisted!!! But there again, I can understand why you don't as English is only your 3rd language![/p][/quote]Here's a question for you, have Bulgaria banned fracking or have they not, now remember what you have stated many times in the past Mr walking Factoid !!![/p][/quote]No they have not! They froze it for 18 months, but wasn't banned, whilst the protests were taking pace and after an enquiry which found out the protestors were being paid by the Russian Federation, the resumed the process. The fracking is still being allowed whilst a general enquiry is taking place with regards to the how much can be found and how much can be drilled (although no enquiry is taking place about the process of fracking0 - but early indications showing that it will continue. But I have already posted this further up - but again it shows that you cannot read!!![/p][/quote]Seems like I have to post this comment again ............ According to the Sofia News Agency on 15 Jan 2014, in an article entitled " Bulgaria Firm on Shale Gas Drilling Ban" their Minister of Environment and Waters, Iskra Mihaylova, is quoted as saying that "Bulgaria has not and will not in any way change its national legislation on shale gas", reminding people that there is a current moratorium on the exploration and drilling for shale gas in Bulgaria.[/p][/quote]And yet I have to post again, from the official Bulgarian Government website.... "They froze it for 18 months, but wasn't banned, whilst the protests were taking pace and after an enquiry which found out the protestors were being paid by the Russian Federation, the resumed the process. The fracking is still being allowed whilst a general enquiry is taking place with regards to the how much can be found and how much can be drilled (although no enquiry is taking place about the process of fracking0 - but early indications showing that it will continue."[/p][/quote]The following was taken from The Bulgarian Government website at today's date: "Bulgaria has in no way changed, has no intention to change and continues to maintain its position in the national legislation, said Minister of Environment and Waters Iskra Mihailova regarding shale gas on TV7. The minister noted that the country had a moratorium on exploration and production of shale gas through fracking." cobblers7
  • Score: 2

3:26pm Wed 22 Jan 14

NHurst says...

lassogaia wrote:
Regardless of who owns the garage, awareness has been raised about the issue.
The protestors base their Anti Fracking credentials on their detailed research and we are supposed to believe it. How credible is their research when they can't even determine who the owners of the garage are? Hence my comment "Better research required"
[quote][p][bold]lassogaia[/bold] wrote: Regardless of who owns the garage, awareness has been raised about the issue.[/p][/quote]The protestors base their Anti Fracking credentials on their detailed research and we are supposed to believe it. How credible is their research when they can't even determine who the owners of the garage are? Hence my comment "Better research required" NHurst
  • Score: 2

3:41pm Wed 22 Jan 14

NHurst says...

lassogaia wrote:
NHurst wrote:
Good old protesters. Obviously did a great deal of in depth research before carrying out their attempt at an infantile protest. Muppets.
I hope as upstanding members of the community that they decide to pay in full for the material property damage and the loss of business to the garage operator and owners (NOT Total) that their actions have caused.
Better Research required.
To be fair...the sign did say 'Total' out the front! I wouldn't call people who are standing up for the future of our country muppets. They are on your side.
I stated Better Research required. Just because there is a sign doesn't mean it is true. It makes you wonder how credible their research into Hydraulic Fracturing actually is.
Let me assure you these people are not on my side. People who glue and chain themselves to a live petrol pump have not really considered the risk to themselves or others. And there was me thinking they were concerned about the welfare of others. Hence MUPPETS.
[quote][p][bold]lassogaia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NHurst[/bold] wrote: Good old protesters. Obviously did a great deal of in depth research before carrying out their attempt at an infantile protest. Muppets. I hope as upstanding members of the community that they decide to pay in full for the material property damage and the loss of business to the garage operator and owners (NOT Total) that their actions have caused. Better Research required.[/p][/quote]To be fair...the sign did say 'Total' out the front! I wouldn't call people who are standing up for the future of our country muppets. They are on your side.[/p][/quote]I stated Better Research required. Just because there is a sign doesn't mean it is true. It makes you wonder how credible their research into Hydraulic Fracturing actually is. Let me assure you these people are not on my side. People who glue and chain themselves to a live petrol pump have not really considered the risk to themselves or others. And there was me thinking they were concerned about the welfare of others. Hence MUPPETS. NHurst
  • Score: 4

11:01pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Eric Draven says...

George X wrote:
The Righteous One wrote:
George X wrote:
That'll be like a red rag to a bull that to the BWFC righteous one, cue the "i deal in facts" line, haha.
Here is an idea- instead of stalking me, actually make a proper contribution to the thread and say what YOUR views are on the news report!

Otherwise, personally I don't mind having a stalker, but it is actually making you look sad bitter and twisted!!!

But there again, I can understand why you don't as English is only your 3rd language!
Here's a question for you, have Bulgaria banned fracking or have they not, now remember what you have stated many times in the past Mr walking Factoid !!!
er no .. could someone explain the difference between moratorium and banning to George please ... oh go on then I will, one is permanent one is not, now can you guess which is which ???
[quote][p][bold]George X[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Righteous One[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]George X[/bold] wrote: That'll be like a red rag to a bull that to the BWFC righteous one, cue the "i deal in facts" line, haha.[/p][/quote]Here is an idea- instead of stalking me, actually make a proper contribution to the thread and say what YOUR views are on the news report! Otherwise, personally I don't mind having a stalker, but it is actually making you look sad bitter and twisted!!! But there again, I can understand why you don't as English is only your 3rd language![/p][/quote]Here's a question for you, have Bulgaria banned fracking or have they not, now remember what you have stated many times in the past Mr walking Factoid !!![/p][/quote]er no .. could someone explain the difference between moratorium and banning to George please ... oh go on then I will, one is permanent one is not, now can you guess which is which ??? Eric Draven
  • Score: 4

9:06am Sun 26 Jan 14

George X says...

Eric Draven wrote:
George X wrote:
The Righteous One wrote:
George X wrote:
That'll be like a red rag to a bull that to the BWFC righteous one, cue the "i deal in facts" line, haha.
Here is an idea- instead of stalking me, actually make a proper contribution to the thread and say what YOUR views are on the news report!

Otherwise, personally I don't mind having a stalker, but it is actually making you look sad bitter and twisted!!!

But there again, I can understand why you don't as English is only your 3rd language!
Here's a question for you, have Bulgaria banned fracking or have they not, now remember what you have stated many times in the past Mr walking Factoid !!!
er no .. could someone explain the difference between moratorium and banning to George please ... oh go on then I will, one is permanent one is not, now can you guess which is which ???
Nice try righteous one, BWFC71, Big Ern, Eric Draven. :) laugh.
[quote][p][bold]Eric Draven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]George X[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Righteous One[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]George X[/bold] wrote: That'll be like a red rag to a bull that to the BWFC righteous one, cue the "i deal in facts" line, haha.[/p][/quote]Here is an idea- instead of stalking me, actually make a proper contribution to the thread and say what YOUR views are on the news report! Otherwise, personally I don't mind having a stalker, but it is actually making you look sad bitter and twisted!!! But there again, I can understand why you don't as English is only your 3rd language![/p][/quote]Here's a question for you, have Bulgaria banned fracking or have they not, now remember what you have stated many times in the past Mr walking Factoid !!![/p][/quote]er no .. could someone explain the difference between moratorium and banning to George please ... oh go on then I will, one is permanent one is not, now can you guess which is which ???[/p][/quote]Nice try righteous one, BWFC71, Big Ern, Eric Draven. :) laugh. George X
  • Score: -3

9:02am Mon 27 Jan 14

Eric Draven says...

George X wrote:
Eric Draven wrote:
George X wrote:
The Righteous One wrote:
George X wrote:
That'll be like a red rag to a bull that to the BWFC righteous one, cue the "i deal in facts" line, haha.
Here is an idea- instead of stalking me, actually make a proper contribution to the thread and say what YOUR views are on the news report!

Otherwise, personally I don't mind having a stalker, but it is actually making you look sad bitter and twisted!!!

But there again, I can understand why you don't as English is only your 3rd language!
Here's a question for you, have Bulgaria banned fracking or have they not, now remember what you have stated many times in the past Mr walking Factoid !!!
er no .. could someone explain the difference between moratorium and banning to George please ... oh go on then I will, one is permanent one is not, now can you guess which is which ???
Nice try righteous one, BWFC71, Big Ern, Eric Draven. :) laugh.
ooo nice rebuttal George ... The fact remains Bulgaria have not BANNED fracking, so yes it was a nice and factually correct 'try'.. :0)
[quote][p][bold]George X[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Eric Draven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]George X[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Righteous One[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]George X[/bold] wrote: That'll be like a red rag to a bull that to the BWFC righteous one, cue the "i deal in facts" line, haha.[/p][/quote]Here is an idea- instead of stalking me, actually make a proper contribution to the thread and say what YOUR views are on the news report! Otherwise, personally I don't mind having a stalker, but it is actually making you look sad bitter and twisted!!! But there again, I can understand why you don't as English is only your 3rd language![/p][/quote]Here's a question for you, have Bulgaria banned fracking or have they not, now remember what you have stated many times in the past Mr walking Factoid !!![/p][/quote]er no .. could someone explain the difference between moratorium and banning to George please ... oh go on then I will, one is permanent one is not, now can you guess which is which ???[/p][/quote]Nice try righteous one, BWFC71, Big Ern, Eric Draven. :) laugh.[/p][/quote]ooo nice rebuttal George ... The fact remains Bulgaria have not BANNED fracking, so yes it was a nice and factually correct 'try'.. :0) Eric Draven
  • Score: 2

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