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Star date: 13th January 2014

THREE PROTECTORS LOCK ON TO LORRIES AT BARTON MOSS

This morning three protectors from the Barton Moss Community Protection Camp locked on to lorries attempting to deliver supplies to the IGas exploratory drilling site.

The protest comes in the wake of Prime Minister David Cameron attempting to bribe councils, including Salford Council, by allowing them to keep all the business rates from fracking sites.

More details here…


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As Prime Minister David Cameron today unveiled bribes to local councils in exchange for fracking permits, the Barton Moss Community Protection Camp gave its own answer – with three protectors locking on to lorries attempting to deliver supplies to the IGas exploratory drilling site.

It took the Greater Manchester Police `Protestor Removal Team' almost two hours to shift the anti-fracking campaigners, who are taking direct action to disrupt the start of exploratory drilling for coal bed methane and shale gas on the Peel Holdings owned land.

Freedom of Information responses have revealed that, last November during just one month, £85,000 was spent on the police operation at Barton Moss, safeguarding passage for the IGas trucks.

Today's action comes in the wake of the ConDem Government offering bribes and incentives for local councils to accept fracking on their doorsteps. David Cameron has promised that local authorities, such as Salford Council, will be allowed to keep 100% of business rates from shale gas sites, which could be worth over £1million a year. Communities have also been bribed with promises of £100,000 per well plus 1% of revenue.

Salford's community gave its answer over the weekend with a huge show of support at Salford Precinct (see here) and at the Solidarity Day march and rally yesterday (see here).

* Protest At Salford Council

This Wednesday 15th January between 8am and 9:15am outside the Civic Centre on Chorley Road, Swinton, prior to a meeting of the Full Council, anti-fracking campaigners will be calling on Salford Council to reject any fracking permits in the city.

• At the same time there will be a protest against Salford Mayor Ian Stewart's appointment of the £150,000 Fat Cat Head of Paid Service.

Kenneth w mckelvey wrote
at 07:18:58 on 17 January 2014
Talk about conflicts of interest/ Government advisors on Fracking/ BP boss Lord Brown /Centric a Boss Samuel Laidlaw/British Gas Group Director Baroness Hogg/ All going to make untold tax free millions out of Fracking for Shale Gas / Have got this Totally Useless Con Dem Government Slavering at the mouth over all the Bent Money that is going to be made by Fracked Gas/ In the real World Government Advisors are supposed to be Neutral on matters of this kind /ElsieWalker an Anti Fracking Campaigner called ( Frack Off ) Said Politly These Advisors are going to make vast amounts of money/And I can agree with her 100 %/ I will bet None of them will be living near a Fracking Site So could not give TWO DUCKS about the amount of Pollution and Damage / For They will be in the Bahamas counting their Tax Free Dosh ?
 
Kenneth w mckelvey wrote
at 21:49:58 on 15 January 2014
Fracking it will create more jobs /Those are the Magic Words/ Remember North Sea Oil/ Everything will be rosy for the people of the UK Cheap Oil/ Petrol/ Gas /All the Engineering for the Rigs Work will be Done in Scotland /Steel for the Rigs will be made in Wales and England/ The picture truly was rosy for a great many workers in the UK/ Then along came a Politician Closed the Ship Yards Closed the Steel Mills Closed the Pits that had an inexhaustable supply of Coal/ Changed all the UKs Ways of Heating from Coal to Cheap Oil And Gas/ And then when we were totally committed to Oil and Gas Sold the lot to the UKs Main Competitors / And with it went 3-7 Million Jobs/And foreign owners of one of the UKs main Assets/ If it was not so serious it would be laughable / For the same barstools want the people of the UK to accept this TOXIC Shale Gas/ Are they taking the Mickey or What / The people who will be the winners with this Poison Gas Will Be the same People who own our North Sea Oil
 
KennethMckelvey wrote
at 14:56:37 on 14 January 2014
One of the biggest players in this FRACKING Scam is Total a French Company who cannot get a license too Frack in France as it is deemed to dangerous for its citizens or Not Worth the damage it can do /Anybody who thinks the people of the UK will get anything out of this FRACKING / Dream On We will get what we got out of North Sea Oil Nothing /The Nordic people and Dutch got a massive improvement in their living Standards We got a sell outand a dole queue 3;7 million people long Never Trust The Torys they will sell the UK cheap every
 
KennethMckelvey wrote
at 14:56:20 on 14 January 2014
To Pi55edOff I myself raised 7 kids and worked a full 50yrs Joined in many disputes for better wages working conditions etc now I would be more concerned about losing my kids to toxic FRACKING than worry about a days pay And why do you automatically assume that the people who are against FRACKING are all unemployed thtier are at this point in time Over 3 Million people unemployed through no fault of their own /
 
Pi55ed off big time wrote
at 09:43:41 on 14 January 2014
I know of 6 people today including myself who live in Irlam that were unable to get to work because the A57 barton stretch was closed due to this. Yeah that's the way to win the support of the locals you idiots, perhaps if you had jobs yourselves you would understand? Hey thanks for loosing me a days pay though I am sure my kids will thank you NOT.
 
Chaz wrote
at 17:48:52 on 13 January 2014
Being paid to be poisoned and have your environment trashed, nah, you're all right mate Because they value EVERYTHING by money they seriously think that everyone is buyable. They truly only know the price of everything and the value of nothing, scum
 
Mr. Concerned wrote
at 17:48:47 on 13 January 2014
I am totally disgusted with the actions of the GMP. I have been listening today to Gaynor Heatons's Radio Show, The Empowering Hour, on LDOK.net. She mentions that she was stuck in Eccles because of the Fracking protesters. However she is right behind them 100%. She had read previous articles which stated that the GMP were targeting the elderly and disabled, and arresting them. She also saw recordings of the GMP stamping on peaceful protesters feet. Maybe the question that needs to be asked is why are they Fracking in the first place. It seems to be a very desperate way of getting at a fossil fuel. Therefore I think that the local government are hiding the fact that we are seriously running out of fossil fuels. If I had one question to ask the government it would be "How many years has this planet got, before the fossil fuels would be totally diminished". I think their reply could possibly cause panic. In conclusion I feel that it is important that somebody asks the local government this question. Only then can we all make an informed decision about fracking.
 
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