UPDATE – I was edited off entirely. I spoke about the connection between fracking and Agenda 21, and how Dart Energy were only applying for exploratory drill, but if the drill is successful, they will then push for permission to frack – and it’s much easier to get the second permission than the first.
It would have been very surprising had the BBC broadcast a section at peak time giving the game away, and they didn’t do so. I looked like an enthusiastic local, which I am, in yellow worker jacket and beat up old car covered in homemade posters, which is what they were looking for, not someone who could put together a coherent analysis of what fracking is really about.
No one was with me with a camera to get a recording of the interview so it’s lost to the winds. Sometimes they get a muddle up and broadcast things which they think will please the bosses, which don’t at all (as not all the agendas are known about by journalists), but this time it appears I was spotted before making it onto the local news. Maybe the journalist will bear in mind what I said………
Well, that’s what I was told, by Radio Shropshire who attended the Dart Energy (owned by The China National Offshore Oil Corporation, effectively The Chinese Government) box-ticking presentation at Dudleston Parish Hall this afternoon. The Chinese subsidiary is soon to be seeking planning permission to do an ‘exploratory drill’ just over the hedge from my factory in Dudleston, which is of course just the first stage before they proceed to demand the right to frack our ancient village.
I parked my car outside the Hall covered in posters and leafleted for an hour and a half. I’d only been going about five minutes when a microphone was thrust in front of my face, and the questions started. Her name was Naomi Dunning.
No doubt I’ll be edited, but let’s see. It’s on at 7.30 and 8.30, she said tomorrow morning. I’m appearing as Henry Curteis of course. 96FM if you’re in range or online.
I only went inside the Dart Energy hall for a few minutes. A friend saw their pictures of a recent test-drilling site at Farndon in Cheshire showing a perfect field covered in cows grazing, where they’d put back the land as it was. Only trouble being she was at that site at the weekend and saw it was an almighty mess with clay dumped on top with no topsoil visible. Cows were nowhere. Dart Energy are photoshopping and lying their way around the country, Chinese style.