Victory at Upton as IGas withdraws.


Upton Camp activists and attendant community members are celebrating victory after IGas withdraws from Chester.  It’s a major battle won, but the war goes on to stop the frackers from getting their drill bits in the ground in many other areas, where the local communities are not sufficiently alerted to the threat.


Evicted by 400 Policemen with bailiffs, the campaigners just set up another camp down the lane.  IGas had had enough, and have now quit.

‘Fracking’ has become the ultimate dirty word, and is playing a big part in winning the information war for anti-fracking campaigners i.e. the human race wishing to survive into the future.  It’s great when the corporations’ own devices backfire on them.  The internet being one such.  If people will wake up, the power of the net to tangle up the government in its own crimes, of which fracking is merely one, is unstoppable.


Campaigners clean off the mud and celebrate at The Wheatsheaf after IGas pulls out

Others run a lower budget celebration….!


The anti-fracking campaign brings all parts of the community together.


My favourite sign by our good friend, Lancashire farmer John Tootill, because every time anyone Googles the word ‘fracking’, they get many more of our posts than the lying industry ones. (from a post in Facebook).


3 Responses to “Victory at Upton as IGas withdraws.”

  1. bluefeather says:

    Well done! Amazing effort, thank you for working on behalf of those not able to be there with you, but have always been there in spirit. This victory is the result of courage, tenacity, integrity and human compassion for the earth and all life. Thank you from my heart. These people have respect, gratitude and great appreciation for their commitment, and dedication to a worthwhile cause.

  2. bangonit says:

    Well said Bluefeather, i agree a job well done by dedicated people.
    Thank you, all of you for preserving our land.
    Love peace harmonies.

  3. salty says:

    Ohio anti-fracking activists miss the mark on climate change, methane regulations

    February 07, 2016.

    Guest columnist Jackie Stewart is the State Director for Energy In Depth-Ohio. She lives in Northeast Ohio, with her husband and son.

    Ohio’s anti-fracking activists, inspired by December’s Paris Climate Conference, have been eager to push misinformation about fracking and greenhouse gas emissions and champion increased regulations on the oil and gas industry.

    But what they fail to acknowledge is that it’s precisely because of fracking, and the increased use of natural gas, that the United States has achieved dramatic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

    Even the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which activists have called the “gold standard” for climate science, has said, “the rapid deployment of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling technologies…is an important reason for a reduction of GHG emissions in the United States.”

    In fact, thanks to natural gas, carbon emissions from electricity production have declined to a 20-year low in the United States.

    Natural gas has reduced nearly 60 percent more carbon dioxide emissions than renewables since 2005.

    It’s no surprise that Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Gina McCarthy said, “Responsible development of natural gas is an important part of our work to curb climate change.”

    Activists have tried to push the claim that methane emissions during oil and gas production cancel out the climate benefits of natural gas, but that’s not what the science tells us.

    Dozens of recent reports have found that oil and gas methane emissions are very low – far below the threshold for natural gas to have significant climate benefits.

    Ohio has been a leader in methane emission reductions.

    The EPA has noted that methane emissions in the Appalachian basin, which includes Ohio’s Utica Shale, decreased by more than 55 percent from 2011 to 2013.

    These reductions occurred despite the fact that Ohio nearly doubled production from 2012-2013.

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