As the oil and gas companies try to continue with ‘business as usual’, they will try to exploit any oil and gas reserves they believe exist. As they are doing with Tar Sands and ‘fracking’. It does not matter to them whether their activities will lead to environmental disaster, it is about maintaining their dominant position. Unfortunately our politicians do as the oil and gas companies wish, as it is the oil and gas companies who have the money.
Shell Drill Rig Kulluk Breaks Tow Lines – Adrift Again Sunday Night | MyFDL.
A blog about how, despite all Manchester City Council’s rhetoric, provisions for urban cyclist is just about non-existent. Richard Leese, makes out he is a cyclist and uses public transport but I have not witnessed him on either. But he is a car owner and fought to keep a chauffeured limousine on the councils’ books for him to use. Also, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) formerly Greater Manchester Public Transport Executive (GMPTE), does not employ non-drivers. So, the very people who make decisions about pedestrian, cycling and public transport have no real experience of the issues of this large group of users. Unless there is a major change in Manchester’s leadership, Manchester will never have a public transport system fir for the 21st Century, or be pedestrian and cycling friendly.
Mad Cycle Lanes of Manchester: Where all the money went on cycling – part 2.
This video: The Power of Outrospection, may help the environmental movement and the Green Party become more successful in getting their message out there. It is no good stating you stand for Equality and Fairness, if you do not actively listen. A paragraph in the Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, p.521, I was looking through recently, reminded of my experience of the Manchester Green Party:
Working people did not feel themselves to be alienated from the propertied classes but they did feel themselves different. The Liberals reinforced this by their failure to adopt working men as candidates: however broad the agreement on policy matters the middle-class members of the Liberal Associations – the people who called the tune in the constituencies – would not adopt as candidates men whom they would expect to enter their houses by the servants door.
I get the same impression from the environmental movement, who seem to believe their are intellectually superior to the ordinary working person, so they know best. Even though, it is they who are consuming far more than the average working person.
When will politicians accept that ‘fracking’ for shale gas or coal-seam methane is harmful to the environment and human health? Or are they going to continually dismiss the evidence?
List of the Harmed | Pennsylvania Alliance for Clean Water and Air.
Student at Manchester Metropolitan University should continue there fight to have MMU cancel their contract with Veolia. Failing that, it is time students started boycotting Manchester Metropolitan University. Not only for their employment of Veolia but also because of the way they have treated the people of Hulme. John Brooks the vice-chancellor, conducted secret deals with Manchester City Council, to build a campus on Birley Fields. This is totally unacceptable behaviour from a Higher Education establishment which boast it serves the community. It does not, it even tells it’s students, even those live in hall of residence in Hulme, not to go into Hulme. They claim to be building a green campus when they have felled scores of trees and want to fell another 50. And their energy plant is to be powered by natural gas, a finite resource, imported and emits CO2. How is this green?
Amid stiff opposition, Israel occupation profiteer Veolia abandons big London waste bid in final stage.