Bolton anti-fracking campaigners furious over new gas pipeline rules

The Bolton News: Bolton environmental campaigners furious over new gas pipeline rules Bolton environmental campaigners furious over new gas pipeline rules

CAMPAIGNERS from Bolton Against Fracking have reacted with anger to government plans to allow energy companies to run shale gas pipelines under people’s homes, without their permission.

The move was announced yesterday in the Queen’s Speech, which lays out the government’s law-making agenda for the next year.

Under the plans, companies looking to use hydraulic fracking as a way of harvesting shale gas and oil will be able to install pipes under private land to move the gas, without breaking trespass laws.

Anna Cook, from Bolton Against Fracking, said the government was “robbing people of the right to say no to fracking under their homes”.

The group has campaigned against any attempts by energy companies to frack within Bolton’s boundaries.

She said: “The fact that David Cameron has failed to reassure people that fracking is good and safe for Britain, as we have seen through the increase in public opposition towards it, means that he now feels as though he has to railroad it through.

“Shale gas will not deliver energy security. We will now step up the pressure on our elected representatives to do all they can to oppose this Bill.”

Hydraulic fracking is the controversial technique of drilling into the earth and directing a high-pressure water mixture into the rock to release the gas inside.

Opponents say it can lead to earth tremors and ground water could be contaminated by the chemicals used.

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9:56am Thu 5 Jun 14

Jim271 says...

They said North Sea Oil would Guarantee our energy and make us all rich.

Even UKIP want to allow French companies to make billions by destroying British countryside,

Say NO
They said North Sea Oil would Guarantee our energy and make us all rich. Even UKIP want to allow French companies to make billions by destroying British countryside, Say NO Jim271
  • Score: 6

10:14am Thu 5 Jun 14

Womble says...

Why does the government consistently ignore the evidence from the USA about the massive environmental damage caused by fracking? Why does the BBC consistently fail to report it, too?
Why does the government consistently ignore the evidence from the USA about the massive environmental damage caused by fracking? Why does the BBC consistently fail to report it, too? Womble
  • Score: 8

11:51am Thu 5 Jun 14

Undetectableman says...

If the government allow fracking to take place under our homes and this in turn causes damage to our homes then I can see a long winded legal battle to obtain compensation and prove that the damage has been caused by fracking companies . Perhaps our MP's would like to take this up and ensure that we the homeowners will have some simple redress if damage does occur. Not, I would add, just an increase in individual insurance policies subsidence and heave is already a grey area with insurance companies

Will this also affect Sales / Values of properties in an area where fracking is known to be carried out (no doubt like mining) It will require further searches etc and a bigger bill for those considering house purchase in affected areas.

Big money again will no doubt win out, sadly I can remember the North Sea Gas / Oil which would provide cheap energy and fuel for this country for lifetimes..... err what happened to that then?
If the government allow fracking to take place under our homes and this in turn causes damage to our homes then I can see a long winded legal battle to obtain compensation and prove that the damage has been caused by fracking companies . Perhaps our MP's would like to take this up and ensure that we the homeowners will have some simple redress if damage does occur. Not, I would add, just an increase in individual insurance policies subsidence and heave is already a grey area with insurance companies Will this also affect Sales / Values of properties in an area where fracking is known to be carried out (no doubt like mining) It will require further searches etc and a bigger bill for those considering house purchase in affected areas. Big money again will no doubt win out, sadly I can remember the North Sea Gas / Oil which would provide cheap energy and fuel for this country for lifetimes..... err what happened to that then? Undetectableman
  • Score: 6

1:13pm Thu 5 Jun 14

exboard says...

The reason that North Sea gas and oil did not make us rich is because Blair and Brown frittered it away!
There is negligible evidence of massive environmental damage caused by fracking in the USA. Lots of myths granted. Gas can used to produce electricity approximately 30% less than the extortion costs produced from wind power.
The reason that North Sea gas and oil did not make us rich is because Blair and Brown frittered it away! There is negligible evidence of massive environmental damage caused by fracking in the USA. Lots of myths granted. Gas can used to produce electricity approximately 30% less than the extortion costs produced from wind power. exboard
  • Score: -3

1:39pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Jim271 says...

exboard wrote:
The reason that North Sea gas and oil did not make us rich is because Blair and Brown frittered it away!
There is negligible evidence of massive environmental damage caused by fracking in the USA. Lots of myths granted. Gas can used to produce electricity approximately 30% less than the extortion costs produced from wind power.
How can wind power be expensive?

Once you build it, wind is free remember!!!!!

Its energy company progerganda
[quote][p][bold]exboard[/bold] wrote: The reason that North Sea gas and oil did not make us rich is because Blair and Brown frittered it away! There is negligible evidence of massive environmental damage caused by fracking in the USA. Lots of myths granted. Gas can used to produce electricity approximately 30% less than the extortion costs produced from wind power.[/p][/quote]How can wind power be expensive? Once you build it, wind is free remember!!!!! Its energy company progerganda Jim271
  • Score: 5

1:45pm Thu 5 Jun 14

exboard says...

The guaranteed prices paid for wind generated electricity is approx. 3 times the cost of electricity generated by coal and gas.
The guaranteed prices paid for wind generated electricity is approx. 3 times the cost of electricity generated by coal and gas. exboard
  • Score: -1

2:12pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Jim271 says...

exboard wrote:
The guaranteed prices paid for wind generated electricity is approx. 3 times the cost of electricity generated by coal and gas.
If you cant make money out of something your getting for free then you are a very bad business.

The energy companies are protecting profits instead of looking for new technologies.

The electric car is now a fesible option but the Petrol companies are fighting there introduction.

It took 50 years for the tabacco industry to admit that smoking could actually be bad for you.
[quote][p][bold]exboard[/bold] wrote: The guaranteed prices paid for wind generated electricity is approx. 3 times the cost of electricity generated by coal and gas.[/p][/quote]If you cant make money out of something your getting for free then you are a very bad business. The energy companies are protecting profits instead of looking for new technologies. The electric car is now a fesible option but the Petrol companies are fighting there introduction. It took 50 years for the tabacco industry to admit that smoking could actually be bad for you. Jim271
  • Score: 2

1:05am Fri 6 Jun 14

hal pel says...

exboard wrote:
The reason that North Sea gas and oil did not make us rich is because Blair and Brown frittered it away!
There is negligible evidence of massive environmental damage caused by fracking in the USA. Lots of myths granted. Gas can used to produce electricity approximately 30% less than the extortion costs produced from wind power.
Frack off!
[quote][p][bold]exboard[/bold] wrote: The reason that North Sea gas and oil did not make us rich is because Blair and Brown frittered it away! There is negligible evidence of massive environmental damage caused by fracking in the USA. Lots of myths granted. Gas can used to produce electricity approximately 30% less than the extortion costs produced from wind power.[/p][/quote]Frack off! hal pel
  • Score: 0

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