“Third Energy failed to carry out proper monitoring at Yorkshire fracking site” – new report

What happened to strict regulations and monitoring promised by this Government, totry and win public support?

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171014 KM KMPC Third Energy’s KM8 well at Kirby Misperton, 14 October 2017. Photo: Kirby Misperton Protection Camp

Third Energy should be denied consent to frack in North Yorkshire because it failed to carry out monitoring correctly, Friends of the Earth said this morning.

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Open Letter from student societies demanding the University cancel the Balfour ‘celebrations’

The League of Nations, which the #USA based United Nations replaced, made clear;

Article 22 of The League of Nations Covenant stated that the right of “those colonies and territories which, as a consequence of the late war, have ceased to be under the sovereignty of the States which formerly governed them and which are inhabited by peoples not yet able to stand by themselves…there should be applied the principle that the well being and development of such people form a sacred trust of civilisation and that the securities for the performance of this trust should be embodied in this Covenant”.

Also the British Government in a White Paper, May 17 1939, concluded;

  1. “The proposal of partition recommended by the Royal Commission, namely the establishment of self-supporting independent Arab and Jewish states within Palestine, has been found to be impracticable.
  2. His Majesty’s Government now declares unequivocally that it is not part of their policy that Palestine should become a Jewish state.
  3. The object of His Majesty’s Government is the establishment within 10 years  (i.e., by the end of its Mandate) of an independent Palestine State…in which Arabs and Jews share in government in such a way as to ensure that the essential interests of each community are safeguarded”.

But the Zionists managed to threaten and bribe politicians and using the Balfour Declaration as prove of their right of a Jewish State.  And so started the Palestinian’s Nakba, their ‘holocaust’!

Source: Open Letter from student societies demanding the University cancel the Balfour ‘celebrations’

Guest Post by Jon and Val Mager: Why the government must block fracking based on what we learned about regulation of the KM8 site

If we are to slow Global Warming down (it is too late to stop it), we have to stop using fossil fuels.  We cannot proceed with further oil & gas exploitation, especially unconventional fossil fuels like shale gas. From people’s experience in the USA and Australia, there is the added environmental issues from High Pressure horizontal slick-water hydraulic fracturing (fracking), there is no place for it, anywhere!

As for the Environmental Agency (EA) and Health and Safety Executive (HSE), they are no longer fit for purpose.  They only deal with incidents, after the fact, when it is too late to save life and the environment.  Politicains should be acting on the ‘Precautionary Principle’, not business before people.

Source: Guest Post by Jon and Val Mager: Why the government must block fracking based on what we learned about regulation of the KM8 site

Desensationalizing news and questioning reality

The USA has engaged in occupation, war, ,genocide, regime change and globalisation since its independence. It has always tried to blame others, but the blame Russia hysteria, is a reflection of its arrogant selfish nature. Boycott all USA products where you can.

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I’m really struggling with this whole “blame Russia” hysteria. I’m troubled by DT winning the election and it seems like a cosmic joke. I’m horrified by the people appointed to be in charge of departments that are supposedly for the common good, when they have all built their careers on enriching private individuals at the cost of social good. Secretary of education that sells private education. Secretary of state that runs the world’s largest oil company. Not that any of it is surprising. If you have been paying any attention behind the the scenes for even just a few years you know that the USA has been functioning as a private enterprise for the very rich for the past 30 years. Private prisons. Private healthcare. Private schools. Private mercenary squads in faraway deserts and during peaceful protests at home. Oil lobbyists setting the foreign agenda. The media faithfully reporting on…

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Why we should care more about the environmental impact of nutrients

The Soil Association highlighted the issue of peak phosphorous and its threat to food security in their report: A rock and a hard place, in 2010 (which appears to be no longer available on-line?). And made several recommendations for the UK Government, it would like to implement.  In an article I posted in 2013, I highlighted the work Wessex Water was doing to recycle nutrients.  Using the waste from their bio-digester plant, which also produces electricity and bio-gas.  They also employ chemists to work with their customers, to ensure their land gets the right amount of nutrients.

Unfortunately, the Agra-chemical companies, who produce the fertilisers (mostly from fossil fuels) for industrialised farming industry.  Have the money and the lobbying might, to try and prevent, the large scale uptake of organic farming practices.  In fact, one of the issues being highlighted at the present time, is the pharmaceutical drug residue, that might be present in the recycled waste?  In September 2016, the European Commission’s Science for Environmental Policy, published a news alert.  It was titled: Applying sewage sludge to soil may spread antibiotic resistance.  It has been widely acknowledge, that their has been an abuse of the use of antibiotics in humans and animals.  From which the chemical companies also benefit from, as well as their trade in fertilisers, herbicides, pesticides, fungicides and GMOs (genetically modified organisms).

Inside track

crop-spraying_chafer-machinery_flickrBack in 2007, Green Alliance examined the challenges and opportunities for the more sustainable use of nutrients, chiefly nitrogen and phosphorus, in the UK. It recommended a suite of policy principles to make a more circular system a reality.

Little has happened since in the UK. But last month I was asked to present Green Alliance’s policy principles to a conference of Nordic countries in Malmo, and to discuss how to take the agenda forward. I discovered that the ideas remain relevant and useful. 

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Do You Realize What You Have Done: Brussels Bombing in Context

When will our political elite realise, that their participation in #USA terrorist acts and support of the terrorist state of #Israel? Is bringing about their own downfall and that of the #EU!

Nina Kouprianova

Instead of the triumph of democracy and progress, we got violence, poverty and social disaster — and nobody cares a bit about human rights, including the right to life. I cannot help asking those who have forced that situation: Do you realize what you have done?

-Vladimir Putin addressing the United Nations in September 2015.

March 22, 2016 entered contemporary history as another day made dark by a new terrorist act in Europe. This time it took place in Brussels, Belgium roughly following the general pattern of its Parisian predecessor in late 2015 by targeting multiple heavily populated areas: a major metro station and the city’s airport. These violent acts resulted in dozens of deaths and hundreds of injuries and were later attributed to the so-called Islamic State terrorist group, although at the time of writing the criminal evidence is just making its way into the media.

SYMBOLS OF EUROPEAN…

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Reaction to shale gas report

The IPCC calls to leave most of the remaining fossil fuels in the ground and the #COP21Paris meeting, mean absolutely nothing to our ruling elite!

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Industry and government welcomed today’s final report from the industry-funded Task Force on Shale Gas, which recommended fracking should get underway. But environmental campaigners said the government must stop fracking if it was serious about commitments to tackle climate change made at the Paris conference.

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