Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Tuesday 5th September



Kirby Misperton;  Lies about 7 miles from us and is the centre of a discussion about fracking.  There has been a gas pipeline from one of the fields since 1985 as you can see from the Wiki below.  The controversy rages about proposed fracking, the company is of course aided and abetted by the government, whereas the general opinion of many people is it is far too dangerous.  The fields stand suspended by their fate and so do our rivers!  And then there is of course earthquakes, which suspended an earlier foray in this country at Blackpool several years ago.  Oklahoma has just experienced a serious earthquake due to the effects of what they think is 'wastewater injection' into the fracking wells.
Fracking is foolhardy, especially in a small country as ours is, there are other solutions on the table, but those big oil digging companies want something different to make their profits, problem is we cannot clean up our rivers after they have contaminated them or get rid of the chemical 'wastewater' used in the mining of gas and oil.  It seems in this country for every step forward we take two backwards, we are at the mercy of big business and government, Teresa May bribing the dissenters in the area with a £10,000 bribe - sweet backhanders for short term profits!


"Adjacent to the village lies one of the most popular amusement parks in EnglandFlamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo. A gas field nearby, discovered in 1985, pipes gas to the Knapton Generating Station. The fields were bought by Kelt UK Ltd (owned by Kelt Energy plc and Edinburgh Oil & Gas plc) from Candecca Resources Ltd (owned by BP in 1992"



Signs warning you off at the entrance to the gas field

This is what you see all round this part of Yorkshire




For years I have passed signs for Flamingo Land wondering what it is like, looks a bit like Mcdonalds sadly ;)



5 comments:

  1. I believe it to be true that 97% of the worlds politicians are nothing more than empty talking heads and such a pity that your UK share is of such a low intellect with an eye only on greed.

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    1. Funnily enough, we went out for an anniversary meal yesterday and I asked Ben, the manager what did he think about it. Well he said we just have to take the risk, such things provide jobs, he also pointed out that he had worked at Flamingo Land for 8 years, until......... the owner employed Eastern Europeans at a cheaper rate. I don't rate his argument that it brings jobs into the area but there it is another viewpoint.

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  2. Thelma - it is all to do with money - a fact which applies to most things I am sad to say. And we are helpless against it. It has always been thus - a very depressing thought.

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    1. I know Pat, ranting against the inevitable is always a poor loser. Just been listening to the 'Artistic Taxi Driver' he reckons it is all to do with Downham Abbey and a need for us all to be slaves to the system ;)

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    2. Downton Abbey of course, shows how much I watch it..

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