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A Gunrun Project


Cameron accuses foreign leaders such as President Gaddafi and President Assad of supposedly using chemicals on their own people as a justification for regime change, but he is doing precisely that here in Britain by forcing toxic, life-threatening fracking chemicals on his own people against the advice of his own chief scientist.

− Vivienne Westwood,

Fashion designer

“My family is breathing horrible fumes, we can’t enjoy our property and we’re trapped because no one else wants to live here. To protect our homes and our health, we’ve got no choice but to ban fracking.”

− Maile Bush,

Denton, TX resident

“A big international oil company is breaking the law because nobody’s looking. And taking economic advantage of the law by cheating”

− Tom Frantz,

Farmer

Bad Information

November 6, 2013
Amnesty International

Hundreds of oil spills occur in Nigeria every year, causing significant harm to the environment, destroying local livelihoods and placing human health at serious risk. These spills are caused by corrosion, poor maintenance of oil infrastructure, equipment failure, sabotage and theft of oil. For the last decade oil companies in Nigeria – in particular Shell – have defended the scale of pollution by claiming that the vast majority of oil spills are caused by sabotage and theft of oil.

There is no legitimate basis for this claim.

Distant Quakes ‘Can Trigger Waste Water Site Temblors’

July 11, 2013
BBC

Injection of waste water from operations such as drilling, geothermal, or hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) is banned in the UK and many European countries, but it has become increasingly prevalent in the US.
In the state of Texas alone, more than 7,000 such wells are in operation and the link between injection wells and even large seismic events is strengthening.

Oil company foils government inspectors with high-tech gadgets (coffee filters)

January 10, 2013
Grist

An oil company admitted Thursday that coffee filters were used to doctor water samples and cover up the fact that it was dumping oil and grease into the Gulf of Mexico on its platform 175 miles south of New Orleans. …

Just to be clear, the reporting process goes like this.
1. Company takes water sample.
2. Company sends water sample to government.
3. Government looks at submitted water sample and says OK.

And in order to get that OK, the company need only add step 1a: Pass them through a semiporous piece of paper. Got it.