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Wednesday
Feb172016

The greens and their psychosomatics

A time-honoured tactic of those who oppose an industrial development is to claim that it causing ill health. Certainly the opponents of the Horse Hill oil well have wasted no time in setting out the chronic ailments that yesterday's successful flow test have caused.

Most prominently, local resident Lisa Scott has described the horrors of her early morning jog:

It was not a fast or longer run than normal but at three points near the site I felt short of energy. I normally run 10-12k and never stop. But this was only 4-4.5k. It was like running through an invisible plume three times. I felt something strange. I needed to walk in case I fell. I could feel it in my lungs.

That will be the same Lisa Scott who was pictured a few days ago with Natalie Bennett. Lisa's the one in the middle, leading the protest group.

I'm not entirely convinced that Ms Scott's ailment isn't psychosomatic.

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Reader Comments (101)

ATheoK
I was just being slightly more generous than usual in giving them a (small) benefit of the doubt.
In fact I don't disagree with any of the things you say which only reinforce my previous comments about the importance of synthetics (which in turn means the importance of oil and coal).
The extent to which the development of modern society has depended on fossil fuels cannot be underestimated — except by cretins.

Feb 19, 2016 at 11:46 AM | Registered CommenterMike Jackson

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