Protests begin against potential fracking in Glazebury

Protests begin against potential fracking in Glazebury

Paul Campbell

Clr Chris Vobe

Dina Baird, centre

First published in News

THE plans to survey parts of Glazebury for potential fracking have been met with widespread anger from figures in politics from the area.

Paul Campell, Conservative candidate for Culcheth, Glazebury and Croft, said: “Having just found out about this proposal to carry out drilling/survey work for gas potential in the Glazebury area this autumn I am very worried as will Glazebury residents of the on-going effect on the local community.

“Like local residents I am worried how this will impact on a quiet scenic area and the inevitable increase in traffic and other issues that I have no doubt will arise affecting the wider local community. I will be writing to the company and Warrington Borough Council requesting full clarification of this proposed work.”

In a joint statement, Labour candidate for Culcheth, Glazebury and Croft Matt Smith and Clr Chris Vobe said: “We oppose these plans and are very concerned at the impact on the community of Glazebury.

“What is particularly disheartening is that, last year, the Conservative MP for South Warrington called for our town to become the fracking capital of the north west.

“It is statements like this which encourage companies like TESLA and turn their attention to our area and put communities like Glazebury at risk.”

Warrington Friends of the Earth contacted TESLA and when they asked who they considered stakeholders to be were told “Don’t be silly. I know you’re writing all this down” and refused to say anything.

Dina Baird from the group added: “Warrington already faces serious flooding threats linked to climate change and if we do nothing, the consequences for us and for people around the world will be devastating. Digging for dirty fossil fuels just makes it worse. We could be creating our own positive solution.

“The Government admits shale gas and coal bed methane development could have significant impacts on local people and the environment, while experts say they won’t bring down energy bills and BP have admitted that switching to shale gas will do little to cut emissions.”

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10:21am Tue 29 Apr 14

All for one. says...

Anti frack Warrington are holding an open meeting tonight at the Mascrat manor pub 7pm. Please see the anti frack Warrington page on fb for more details. Two further areas have also been highlighted for concern.
Anti frack Warrington are holding an open meeting tonight at the Mascrat manor pub 7pm. Please see the anti frack Warrington page on fb for more details. Two further areas have also been highlighted for concern. All for one.
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10:59am Tue 29 Apr 14

petetruth says...

Press Release ANTI-FRACKING WARRINGTON. 28/04/14
Further to 'breaking news' in the Leigh Journal and Warrington Guardian on tuesday about "Fracking tests taking part in Glazebury" Members of AFW have met. Its quite hard from the press release from WBC and telephone calls from 'TESLA' to read between the lines. Our 'admin group' consensus from the meeting is that....Igas have contracted Tesla to provide a feasibility study about 3d seismic mapping a large area to the northwest of Barton Moss.Tesla are pointing out that it is a 'desktop operation only and they are not involved in fracking' . AFW are not convinced on this at all, as Igas has said it will do surveys as part of its responsibility to Decc(Department of Energy and Climate Change) after being awarded the PEDL(Petroleum Exploration and Development Licence). The next stage would be to place seismic detectors in a 50 m grid pattern and explode charges 6m under ground and map the reaction/resistance.
In urban area big Seismic Vibrator trucks arrive in pairs rather than ‘blow the roads up’! Various organisations will be made aware of this before it occurs. Cheshire and GMP explosives and firearms centre Openshaw,United Utilities,RSPB,Lanca
shire Badger group and WBC. It was worrying that Orica the large explosives depot operator in Glazebury was not on the list! No planning permission is required,just notification to these groups. Our Segment is a fairly small size compared to Irlam and Cadisheads but will contain around 70 ‘nodes’ AFW is against such testing being carried out as it may lead to further drilling rigs being set up or horizontal drilling from the Barton Moss site under properties to reach areas where shale gas is located.
Obviously this is an emotive subject,which we are sure will not be calmed by the Governments haste to push through new legislation hidden in the “Infrastructure Act” to be announced shortly in the Queens speech. Sixty eight percent of people of Salford didn’t want unconventional gas extraction there, but it was pushed through anyhow. We welcome Helen Jones stance on fracking in Warrington North but the force and pace this is being pushed through by the Government is worrying.
As shown at many ‘Fracking sites’ around the uk, if the powers that be are going against the people,the people may take back the power through direct action and then ‘ballot box action’ when eventually given the chance.
Press Release ANTI-FRACKING WARRINGTON. 28/04/14 Further to 'breaking news' in the Leigh Journal and Warrington Guardian on tuesday about "Fracking tests taking part in Glazebury" Members of AFW have met. Its quite hard from the press release from WBC and telephone calls from 'TESLA' to read between the lines. Our 'admin group' consensus from the meeting is that....Igas have contracted Tesla to provide a feasibility study about 3d seismic mapping a large area to the northwest of Barton Moss.Tesla are pointing out that it is a 'desktop operation only and they are not involved in fracking' . AFW are not convinced on this at all, as Igas has said it will do surveys as part of its responsibility to Decc(Department of Energy and Climate Change) after being awarded the PEDL(Petroleum Exploration and Development Licence). The next stage would be to place seismic detectors in a 50 m grid pattern and explode charges 6m under ground and map the reaction/resistance. In urban area big Seismic Vibrator trucks arrive in pairs rather than ‘blow the roads up’! Various organisations will be made aware of this before it occurs. Cheshire and GMP explosives and firearms centre Openshaw,United Utilities,RSPB,Lanca shire Badger group and WBC. It was worrying that Orica the large explosives depot operator in Glazebury was not on the list! No planning permission is required,just notification to these groups. Our Segment is a fairly small size compared to Irlam and Cadisheads but will contain around 70 ‘nodes’ AFW is against such testing being carried out as it may lead to further drilling rigs being set up or horizontal drilling from the Barton Moss site under properties to reach areas where shale gas is located. Obviously this is an emotive subject,which we are sure will not be calmed by the Governments haste to push through new legislation hidden in the “Infrastructure Act” to be announced shortly in the Queens speech. Sixty eight percent of people of Salford didn’t want unconventional gas extraction there, but it was pushed through anyhow. We welcome Helen Jones stance on fracking in Warrington North but the force and pace this is being pushed through by the Government is worrying. As shown at many ‘Fracking sites’ around the uk, if the powers that be are going against the people,the people may take back the power through direct action and then ‘ballot box action’ when eventually given the chance. petetruth
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11:01am Tue 29 Apr 14

petetruth says...

Anti fracking Warrington is meeting tonight(tuesday) 7.30pm at Mascrat Manor Woolston.
Anti fracking Warrington is meeting tonight(tuesday) 7.30pm at Mascrat Manor Woolston. petetruth
  • Score: 6

1:43pm Thu 1 May 14

All for one. says...

Warrington Guardian we urge you to please research the threat to the Warrington area.
The Glazebury threat is part of a larger study which attaches to the areas including Chat Moss, Barton moss and even in to Trafford and Eccles. However this is not the only threat to the Warrington area.. Woolston as had a permission issued next to the M6, Waterworks lane at Winwick also listed and the Doe Green site with a CBM plant. If you also look at the FRACK OFF site, it clearly shows that the area of Warrington and beyond being carved up and the relevant licences (control areas) issued to the likes of Dart Energy and Igas. The license issue at Winwick also extends right over to Clock Face and even into Westbrook. Igas will control all other areas of Warrington including Appleton. http://frack-off.org

.uk/ check it out for yourseves guys we could all be affected.
Warrington Guardian we urge you to please research the threat to the Warrington area. The Glazebury threat is part of a larger study which attaches to the areas including Chat Moss, Barton moss and even in to Trafford and Eccles. However this is not the only threat to the Warrington area.. Woolston as had a permission issued next to the M6, Waterworks lane at Winwick also listed and the Doe Green site with a CBM plant. If you also look at the FRACK OFF site, it clearly shows that the area of Warrington and beyond being carved up and the relevant licences (control areas) issued to the likes of Dart Energy and Igas. The license issue at Winwick also extends right over to Clock Face and even into Westbrook. Igas will control all other areas of Warrington including Appleton. http://frack-off.org .uk/ check it out for yourseves guys we could all be affected. All for one.
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