The Gold Rush ...

Mortal Mindy's picture

Friends of the Earth, (FOE) have published "All that glitters..." (June 2014) stating that 'Current regulation of unconventional gas and oil exploration in England is inadequate'

FOE put forward their role;  'As part of this work, over the last three years, we have been closely tracking the regulation of the unconventional gas and oil industry in the UK' and have a local, national and international knowledge and influence base in which to help local communities.

'A report for the European Commission looking at the possible impacts of fracking on the environment and health "identified a number of issues as presenting a high risk or people and the environment"'

This 30 page report by the FOE addresses most of the issues and concerns about the 'fracking' and oil gas industry with mention of  UCB and UCG along with concessions given to the industry, de-regulation of planning, tresspass law and lobbying to Parliament by various corporates and the industry.  Much of this has already been brought to Qalypso reader's attention but this Friends of the Earth report very neatly brings us to where we are at now.  

Please take time to read and absorb and understand: :-)



Mortal Mindy's picture

A Fools Gold ....

"I have met allies who can report that Russia, as part of their sophisticated information and disinformation operations, engaged actively with so-called non-governmental organisations - environmental organisations working against shale gas - to maintain European dependence on imported Russian gas. That is my interpretation." 

Mr Rasmussen did not say what form the Russians' engagement with the environmentalists took or whether groups concerned were aware that they were dealing with Moscow's agents." ;-/

Captain Qahn's picture

An Alternative Olympicks

The Golden T'icket

"Gold is one of the rarest elements in the world, making up roughly 0.003 parts per million of the earth's crust. (For some perspective, one part per million, when converted into time, is equivalent to one minute in two years. Gold is even rarer than that.) If we took all the gold ever mined-all 186,000 tonnes, from the bullion at Fort Knox to India's bridal jewelry to King Tut's burial mask-and melted it down to a 20.5 meter-sided cube, it would fit snugly within the confines of an Olympic size swimming pool... "

"The yellow metal's rarity, of course, is one of the main reasons why it's so highly valued across the globe and, for most of recorded history, recognized and used as currency. Unlike fiat money, of which we can always print more, there's only so much recoverable gold in the world. And despite the best efforts of alchemists, we can't recreate its unique chemistry in a lab. The only way for us to acquire more is to dig."

Oh:  "only "20 years of known mineable reserves of gold."


Ah, so ....

Know your gnomes.

Nuggets. Ugg can't stand the stuff ...

Hi Ho Silver ?


Ah, so ...

Zinco .....zzzzz

Same Old Same Old ...

Anton Dhorm.

Oh OK: tis a Golden Ticket :-)


Captain Qahn's picture

Busted ... WIP

"So far this year, the price of gold has risen by 45% in sterling terms, and 25% in dollar terms...


"...Mr Putin told a Russian TV station on Friday that Mr Ivanov had asked to leave the post, and recommended that Mr Vaino should replace him."

Ah, So ...  Anton Deck?

Teething problems as expected ;-))

tis Summer ;-)

Moi? Stock taking.

Oooh Rrrr...

Twenty Five.... with some slight risk elements to add in  ...

Dark Room time ;-))

Oh, OK:


Hmmm ...  'pigtails'

PS: someone must have pulled 'em :-)))

is working on 25p placing (33% derisk) wiv an £8 sp at FPS ... arcticulation is the Key.

Patience ... 'patents' ...Pixies.