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Britain authorises Fracking under National Parks

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Britain has just controversially allowed fracking under National Parks. The fracking rigs can’t be erected inside the parks, but horizontal drilling from properties adjoining the parks, into land which lays underneath the parks, is now permitted. MPs have voted to allow fracking for shale gas 1,200m below national parks and…

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Wednesday wit – cartoon by Josh

Josh writes: Last Sunday Christopher Booker wrote a brilliant article “Why are greens so keen to destroy the world’s wildlife?” He says: When Professor David MacKay stepped down as chief scientific adviser to the Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) last year, he produced a report comparing the environmental impact of a fracking site to that of…

Students from Wildflower Open Classroom printed this message on a tree in lower Bidwell Park as part of activism related to fracking. Considered vandalism by the city parks department, it was reported Tuesday morning and immediately removed by city crews. Source: Chico Enterprise Record

FAIL: Wildflower School Anti-frackers vandalize park trees with political anti-fracking message

From the Chico Enterprise-Record: Wildflower students linked to graffiti in Bidwell Park Recent graffiti in Bidwell Park was at the hands of students from a Chico charter school as part of a lesson on civic engagement and activism. Seventh- and eighth-graders at Wildflower Open Classroom on Cohasset Road have been involved with an anti-fracking campaign…