‘Political interference’: what the EHRC report says that you won’t hear from the ‘MSM’ – and the blockbuster email it omits — SKWAWKBOX

EHRC text describes ‘political interference’ by Corbyn’s office – but, as always, the devil is in the detail A section of the EHRC’s report being heavily spun and exploited by opponents of the movement that galvanised under Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership of the Labour Party is that on ‘political interference’. 934 more words

‘Political interference’: what the EHRC report says that you won’t hear from the ‘MSM’ – and the blockbuster email it omits — SKWAWKBOX

Updated: Geological faults challenge fracking in the Fylde – new study

For years, those of us, who have some knowledge of the UK’s geology, have argued, the UK is definitely not suitable for ‘fracking’.

DRILL OR DROP?

pnr gooseneck Cuadrilla Resources Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road fracking site. Photo: Cuadrilla Resources

Complex geology in one of the UK’s leading shale gas regions places a major constraint on exploration and production, scientists have concluded.

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Onshore wind is cheap and popular, the government needs to catch up

Not just local community owned onshore wind, there is also local community small hydro projects, like http://stockport-hydro.co.uk/. Which need more Government support, instead of being impeded.

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onshore wind smallThis post is by Sarah James, a volunteer and trustee of Westmill Sustainable Energy Trust.

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UK “reviewing” files on nuclear bomb tests in Australia- this smacks of a cover-up

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“To now withdraw previously available documents is extremely unfortunate and hints at an attempted cover-up.”

“worrying that properly released records can suddenly be removed from public access without notice or explanation.”

Review or ‘cover up’? Mystery as Australia nuclear weapons tests files withdrawn https://edition.cnn.com/2019/01/11/australia/uk-australia-nuclear-archives-intl/index.html, By James Griffiths, CNN

More than 65 years since the UK began conducting secret nuclear weapons testing in the Australian Outback, scores of files about the program have been withdrawn from the country’s National Archives without explanation.

The unannounced move came as a shock to many researchers and historians who rely on the files and have been campaigning to unseal the small number which remain classified.

“Many relevant UK documents have remained secret since the time of the tests, well past the conventional 30 years that government documents are normally withheld,” said expert Elizabeth Tynan, author of “Atomic Thunder: The Maralinga Story”.

“To now withdraw…

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Unfinished business at the conclusion of the Brexit bill

The fact, that NGO’s and some parliamentarians had to fight, to achieve so little, in the way of environmental protection. Is a clear indication, the UK is NOT leading on environmental issues or climate change.

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big-ben-2033630_1920.jpgThe EU (Withdrawal) Bill is rapidly approaching the end of its parliamentary journey, but it does so with a distinct whiff of unfinished business in relation to the environment.

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New Study of US-UK-French Nuclear Workers Supports Linear No Threshold Model – Radiation is Bad for You: Increased Dose is Increased Risk; “Hormesis” Debunked; Funding from Pro-Nuclear Govts-Nuclear Industry

Nuclear is not safe, this is a study of workers who are afforded some measure of protection, not the general public who are exposed to the continues leaks from nuclear facilities.

Mining Awareness +

Update-clarification of the study below found here: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/12/19/another-look-at-the-recent-low-dose-radiation-exposure-study-inworks/

Just in time to debunk the US NRC proposal for increasing radiation exposure to the general population from 0.25 mSv (EPA) to 100 mSv: http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=NRC-2015-0057 (Comment Deadline Nov. 19th) is a new study of nuclear workers exposed to cumulative doses with a median average (half-above, half-below) of 4.1 mSv, and an overall arithmetic average (mean) of 20.9 mSv: “Results suggest a linear increase in the rate of cancer with increasing radiation exposure. The average cumulative colon dose estimated among exposed workers was 20.9 mGy (median 4.1 mGy). The estimated rate of mortality from all cancers excluding leukaemia increased with cumulative dose by 48% per Gy (90% confidence interval 20% to 79%), lagged by 10 years“. (See Richardson et. al. below). One Gy is 1000 mSv, in the context of this study, or 10 years worth of the US NRC 100…

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Gorgon releases millions of tonnes of C02 into the atmosphere. #CCS #auspol #wapol #ClimateChange

Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS), a false solution, an attempt by the fossil fuel industry and the rich, to continue with business as usual. We need to stop burning fossil fuels, to stop catastrophic climate change, destroying human live. This means the rich need to cut back on their excessive consumption and an increase in energy efficiency.

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Probe after Gorgon releases millions of tonnes of greenhouse gas

Emma Young10 May 2018 — 1:29pm

The Gorgon Gas project off WA’s north-west coast has released millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere instead of injecting it underground as environmental approvals required, because of technical problems with its gas injection system.

The conditions stated that Chevron had to “implement all practicable means” to reinject all carbon dioxide removed during gas processing into deep aquifers below the island.

The Chevron-operated Gorgon Project. off WA’s coast.

The minimum requirement was 80 percent, calculated on a five-year rolling average. If the amount fell significantly below 80 per cent Chevron had to report this and take steps to “offset” these emissions.

The Barrow Island operation had still not yet injected any carbon dioxide underground, West Australian Environment Minister Stephen Dawson confirmed in Parliament on Tuesday in response to a question from…

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