What’s Good For the Price of Oil……. By S. Artesian

18 September 2019 — The Wolf Report: Non-confidential analysis for the anti-investor

1. Staggering under the weight of its overproduction, capitalism spies in the visage of its recent savior, China, the image of its once and future enemy, China.  Every thing that was the producer of “recovery,” “growth,” “expansion,” — fracked oil, microprocessors, corn, soybeans, smartphones, flat screens, container ships, becomes a relation of relapse, decline, contraction.

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UK: ‘massive victory’ as injunction against anti-shale campaigners ruled ‘unlawful’ By Andy Rowell

8 April 2019 — Spinwatch

Joe Corre at the Court of Appeal, April 2019

Joe Corre at the Court of Appeal, April 2019 Talk Fracking

Yesterday, Britain’s fledgling shale gas industry was dealt another significant blow when three senior judges overturned a draconian injunction that had been granted to the company, INEOS, against anti-fracking campaigners.

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Direct Action and the British State By Craig MURRAY

8 October 2018 — Craig Murray

The draconian sentencing to jail of anti-fracking activists for non-violent direct action has received insufficient attention. It is a confident state that can undertake to bring back a level of repression not seen for decades – eight decades, in fact, since environmental activists received this kind of lengthy jail sentence, despite generations of tree climbing and road blocking.

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The Fracking Industry’s Water Nightmare: Injection Wells Damage Production Wells, Rising Disposal Costs Will Increase Industry Losses

28 September 2018 — Naked Capitalism

[UK take note! WB]

By Justin Mikulka, a freelance writer, audio and video producer living in Trumansburg, NY. Originally published at DeSmog Blog

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has clearly documented the multiple risks — despite repeated dismissals from the oil and gas industry — that hydraulic fracturing (fracking) poses to drinking water supplies. However, the tables may be turning: Water itself now poses a risk to the already failing financial model of the American fracking industry, and that is something the industry won’t be able to ignore.

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Video: A Chilling effect on the right to protest

27 July 2017 — The Canary

Watch the shocking film that shows how low the police will go to protect the interests of big business

A new film released by the Network for Police Monitoring (Netpol) reveals the lengths to which the police are prepared to go in preventing protest; and how far they are prepared to go to protect the interests of big business over the rights of campaigners. In this case, it is the interests of fracking company Cuadrilla.

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Tell INEOS not to frack the UK!

12 August 2016 — SumOfUs

Petrochemical giant INEOS is planning to flood the UK with fracking wells. And this week we learnt how the government plans to bribe people with cash payments to allow fracking in their community.

Billionaire businessman Jim Ratcliffe left the UK in 2010 to avoid paying taxes. Now he’s back, and he has big plans for the UK — and for his company, INEOS.

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