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Star date: 15th September 2013

SAY NO TO FRACKING ON BARTON MOSS

IGas Open Day
Tuesday 17th September 11am-8pm
Salford City Stadium (AJ Bell Stadium etc)

Salford's anti-fracking group, Say No To Fracking On Barton Moss, is to protest against energy company IGas which is holding an open day next Tuesday to `explain' to the community what it's up to at its site off Barton Moss Road. Exploratory drilling is to begin next month.

Full details here…


This Tuesday, 17th September, energy company IGas is holding an open day at Salford City Stadium (or whatever it's called since last week) to `explain' to the community what it's up to at its site off Barton Moss Road.

Exploratory drilling is due to begin next month down to a depth of 10,000ft, for what activists believe will be shale gas which involves the process of fracking, or `a disaster waiting to happen' as it's been slammed by campaigners (see previous Salford Star article – click here).

Two years ago, the process was suspended in the UK after earth tremors were felt near a site close to Blackpool but the ConDem Government has now given energy firms the green light to continue, and made planning permission easier to obtain.

"The Government is trying to force the issue on fracking for shale gas and David Cameron says he is `determined to win' the debate on this" says Barbara Keeley, Worsley and Eccles South MP "I know there are some real concerns and issues for people living close to the proposed shale gas drilling site in Barton Moss.

"Instead of listening and providing the answers that people need about this industrial process the Government is speeding up the planning and permit process" she adds "Important issues such as seismic activity, flaring and venting of gas and impact on groundwater supplies can no longer be considered when Salford City Council is deciding whether to grant planning permission for shale gas."

The Say No To Fracking On Barton Moss group is meeting outside the open day at 11am this Tuesday, 17th September, and want as many Salford people as possible to join them to oppose fracking in Salford.

For more details see the Say No To Fracking On Barton Moss facebook group – click here

the end wrote
at 06:25:53 on 18 September 2013
wow, such a big protest - no protestors there at 11.30 this morning
 
Paul Gerrard wrote
at 19:57:13 on 16 September 2013
@lang: North Sea oil and gas are currently enjoying a bonanza, as rising prices make fields viable that used not to be. They don't wreck the environment like fracking does. Many of the US schemes are in remote areas - Barton is near an aerodrome and two motorways. And don't believe gas will get cheaper - they said that when North Sea gas started and look what we pay now thanks to private so-called enterprise. Say no to fracking and nationalise the energy providers.
 
Get the frack out of Salford IGas wrote
at 19:57:09 on 16 September 2013
I don't want fracking because it is unproven technology if we have Gas or Oil under the moss then fine lets leave it there until we have the technology that is proven safe to extract it, by which time it will be worth vastly more than it is now, thus earning the country lots of wonga. Thing is though today we have seen the EU restrict the amount of Eco Bio-fuel over the coming years from 10% down to 7%, something tells me that it is not just the UK gov that is beholden to the Oil & Gas industries. So until we have leaders with morals and at least half a brain then this is unfortunately the road we will be taking, the wrong road yes, but that has never stopped any council or government in the past has it.
 
Kenneth w mckelvey wrote
at 13:19:55 on 16 September 2013
Salford people will get out of Fracked Gas Exactly what the people of the UK got out of North Sea Oil and Gas .NOWT?It will just be another Cash Cow for Tax Dodging Fat Cats and Foreign Company's.
 
Iang wrote
at 07:26:32 on 16 September 2013
If done correctly it could reduce our dependance on Russian gas and create jobs and wealth for the country.
 
Annabel Newfield wrote
at 17:58:58 on 15 September 2013
I say a VERY strong 'No thank you' to hideous poisons being injected into the earth.
 
Shaun de Bauch wrote
at 14:52:21 on 15 September 2013
Read up on this disgusting and disgraceful fracking practice and make up your own minds on it good folk of Salford. Its not pretty reading however. This blogger focuses on just ONE single issue of one of MANY issues he could have selected to argue against fracking....the fact that we are killing our own Planet..... http://biffvernon.blogspot.co.uk/
 
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