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Middle England and Eco-Activists Unite in Opposition to Shale Gas and Fracking


Environment  (tags: Fracking, Frack is Whack, activism, activists, environment, destruction, ecosystems, protection, humans, healthconditions, conservation, water, pollution, politics, business, environment, dishonesty, news, society, SustainableDevelopment, usa, polit )

Cal
- 1074 days ago - theecologist.org
In a perfect storm, Middle England is joining forces with climate activists to say no to fracking and the UK's much-talked about shale gas boom



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Pat A. (116)
Monday January 16, 2012, 3:03 am
There are many remarks about 'middle England' being complacent etc, but there are also remarks noting that you annoy middle England at your peril - HOORAY - NO MORE FRACKING!!!

Promote Green Alternative Energy sources!!
 

Alexandra Rodda (177)
Monday January 16, 2012, 5:23 am
Hope the people of Middle England resist Shale Gas and Fracking successfully.

They ought to have a good look at: beyondzeroemissions.org

There is something going on in the USA starting today, which is super important, so I am putting it into every comment that I make.

here is something that is happening in the USA. Maybe you would want to participate:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xmZmI4eP7cc
and: http://united4thepeople.org/

An opportunity to protest Citizens United on its second anniversary. Action starts on 16th Jan 2007.
 

Alice C. (1797)
Monday January 16, 2012, 6:37 am
Thanks Cal ~ Shared.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday January 16, 2012, 7:01 am
Noted.
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Monday January 16, 2012, 7:07 am
We all need to protest fracking and use of fossil fuels. We need to get going on sustainable energy production. We need wind farms, ocean current turbines, solar ETC. By the way, if we could try living lighter and using less energy, that would also help a lot!
 

Roger M. (0)
Monday January 16, 2012, 9:12 am
Middle England is an important section of society over here, as they're the just the people a Conservative government needs to keep onside if they're to win their votes at the next election. I'd be astonished if any environmentalist has ever voted Conservative. So when Middle England speaks, they have the government's ear.

By the way, any suggestion that the citizens of Middle England are in any way like the citizens of Middle Earth is, of course, completely erroneous and is a comparison that should not be entertained in any way, shape or form. Glad we've cleared that up.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday January 16, 2012, 9:20 am
the answer lies in our ability to withdraw our consent, resistance the capacity of an organism to withstand the effects of a harmful environmental agent. we, the people of the world denounce any claims of our ownership..resistance, a worldwide peace movement through due process of law and if redress is not provided then we are in our rights to declare our independence from a system that does not serve the public interest. the world is a dangerous place to live-not because of the people who we say are evil, but because of the good people who don't do anything about it." albert einstein
money has no value, life does and it is about time we woke up to this simple fact we are free..WE MUST LIGHT UP THE DARKNESS knowledge is not power its empowering lets be empowered to change.
life has value beyond measure
Peace and Love
 

Peter Mengos (0)
Monday January 16, 2012, 12:39 pm
noted
 

Dave C. (227)
Monday January 16, 2012, 12:58 pm
why can't we leave the poison/pollution in the ground and use the time, energy, money, people to do the safer work of creating clean energy......
 

Douglas S. (1)
Monday January 16, 2012, 2:58 pm
noted
 

Anna Borsey (66)
Monday January 16, 2012, 4:57 pm
"This opposition is made up of professionals - risk assessors, insurers etc with their views summed up neatly on the village’s newly-fangled, Wordpress website by resident, Nancy Towers:

'...there are many people in the village of Balcombe itself who do care deeply about the environment and may consider themselves Green, or of Green persuasion. I personally would like to thank any the folk from outside the village for caring enough to give up their valuable time and effort to point this whole issue out to us, as nobody initially seemed to be aware of any of it! [No objection from parish or county council in 2010, no public consultation.] At the moment it is a threat to our immediate back yard, not theirs, however, this issue affects us all and if this disgusting practice of fracking sneaks through...then it won’t be long before it is prevalent everywhere in our green and pleasant land.'

The land in question is owned by the Greenwood family of the Balcombe Estate who have leased it to Cuadrilla for a rumoured £18,000. Simon Greenwood sits on the parish council; his father Richard received an MBE in 2009 for services to the community, presumably not held in such high regard now."

I am myself deeply concerned about this whole wretched issue. We live in East Sussex, on the edges of open farmland. The last thing we want here is gas fracking operations1 England does not have many large areas of completely unspolied nature. We cannot afford to lose any more to exploitation!
 

Darlene B. (288)
Monday January 16, 2012, 5:37 pm
Fracking should be outlawed. It is destructive in every sense -- the only ones it benefits are corporations and the government people that support it.
 

Tom Sullivan (98)
Monday January 16, 2012, 7:51 pm
Right on, keep the frack out
 

Eternal Gardener (761)
Monday January 16, 2012, 9:54 pm
Awesome, that's the way!
 

Marianna molnar woods (9)
Tuesday January 17, 2012, 2:46 am
thanks
 

Peter Mengos (0)
Tuesday January 17, 2012, 5:07 am
fracking needs more regulation
 

Penelope P. (222)
Tuesday January 17, 2012, 5:13 am
Good idea
 

Harshiita Sharma (137)
Tuesday January 17, 2012, 6:59 am
Noted.
 

Nicole W. (644)
Tuesday January 17, 2012, 7:05 am
we are destroying this planet, very sad
 

Muriel Servaege (48)
Tuesday January 17, 2012, 11:34 am
Noted. Thank you, Cal.
 

David E. (1)
Wednesday January 18, 2012, 6:09 am
Noted
 
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