Psychedelic

“California’s communities of color have long been dumping grounds for industrial pollution.” (http://www.nrdc.org/media/2014/141022.asp)

This doesn’t mean hippies.

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Tresgass

Despite 40,000 objections, “new laws will now be passed giving automatic access for gas and oil development below 300m.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/26/fracking-trespass-law-changes-move-forward-despite-huge-public-opposition)

“As the cleanest fossil fuel *gas provides a bridge to much greener future. … By removing barriers to deep underground drilling access, we are speeding up oil and gas and deep geothermal energy exploration.” (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-to-remove-barriers-to-onshore-oil-and-gas-and-deep-geothermal-exploration)

Like the old idiom, barriers (homeowners) will cross that bridge (fossil fuel) when it starts burning.

Wind

“Britain needs gas as part of its new energy strategy, both as a bridge to renewables and as a backup to intermittent [wind] power generation. If you have gas, why not use your own?” (http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/aug/03/ineos-signals-move-fracking-shale-gas-grangemouth)

Sales of rubber tubing rocket.

(A worrying preponderance of the scatological this week)

Underlay

“The surge in seismic activity [in Oklahoma] has left residents and experts alike wondering about the underlying cause.” (http://www.nature.com/news/wastewater-pumping-ups-oklahoma-s-seismic-activity-1.15512)

Underlying, it turns out, are millions of barrels of wastewater from fracking.

Caving

“Ministers intend to change the trespass law that allows owners to refuse permission for drilling under their land, despite opposition from three-quarters of the public.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/28/allow-fracking-national-parks-environment-agency)

Subsidies for frackers; subsidence for residents.

Lancagoon

“Fracking in America generated 280bn US gallons of toxic waste water last year – enough to flood all of Washington DC beneath a 22ft deep toxic lagoon.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/04/fracking-us-toxic-waste-water-washington)

Let’s not do that to Lancashire; it’s not the Black Pool we want.