Skip to comments.Fracking protesters arrested for gluing themselves to the wrong petrol pumps
Posted on 01/22/2014 6:35:49 AM PST by shove_it
On Monday, four members of an anti-fracking group wound up in jail for using bicycle locks and glue to fasten themselves to gas pumps at a petrol station in Great Lever, England. The group sacrificed themselves in order to protest the hydraulic fracking activities of Total, a French petroleum company. But, to their embarrassment, the group sacrificed themselves to the wrong petrol station, which was no longer owned by Total.
The petrol station was owned by Certas Energy, who neglected to take down the signs after buying the station. The petrol stations manager, Reezwan Patel commented that some protesters were peaceful, but that those who shackled themselves to the pumps were stupid and have cost us a lot of money. He added that, We had to close for six hours, so with the loss of customers and the damage to the pumps, it could be a couple of thousand pounds we have lost.
The four activists were not only ridiculed by Reezwan but also were excoriated by the local environmental group, the Bolton Green Party. The party chairman, Alan Johnson exclaimed, "I was very annoyed, and I have to stress that these people have nothing to do with our protest. We were there to protest peacefully, and warn people about the dangers of fracking, and these people have put themselves, and others, in danger with what they did. Throughout Bolton, a borough of Greater Manchester, anti-fracking groups have been rallying to protest hydraulic fracturing or fracking in the UK. Fracking is controversial because of the potential risks the process may have on the environment and the water supply.
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Is that word being used as an adjective?
Enviro-weenies are not known for their intellect.
ROFLMTO...you can’t make this stuff up.
Battlestar Galactica viewers will understand your comment.
So, while these morons are in jail, can they sue the gas company for false advertising?
Leftists need a little more diligence in their advance work. This kind of thing happens about once a year. I think last year down south they chained themselves to a vacant building they thought was some congressman’s office. Unfortunately, the police still felt some legal obligation to release them eventually.
Go Big Red, et al !
Those fracking protesters fracked up this one.
Well, it ought to be a crime to make a mistake in identification of the correct pump.
For those who want to see a 6 minute video showing how horizontal drilling and fracking is done, Northern Gas and Oil has done a great one.
This includes a piece on how water tables are protected and contamination is avoided:
Knowledge is power, keep the link and pass it on.
Yeah, but who are we to judge?
Kinda like protesting the way animals are treated at the zoo and then lock themselves in. The lions cage.
Next thing you know some of these idiots will take a cruise in Antarctica to protest global warming.
A just Lord would let them get iced in and let them be billed millions for the efforts to remove them from the ice.
thanks for the link.
Impressive array of equipment - excuse my ignorance but is that a fracking setup?
Worked for 'em a long time ago til something else came up.
Have often wished since that the something else hadn't .. lol
“Yeah, but who are we to judge?”
Good point. How can we really know it’s the wrong pump? What’s wrong for us may be the highest virtue for them.
Enviro-weenie + diminished intellect.
Each feeds the other.
Wrong Pump Bump
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