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MOUNTING TORY OPPOSITION TO FRACKING PROPOSALS: WESTMINSTER DEBATE

Wednesday 12 September saw the fracking debate reach Westminster, following Conservative MP for Derbyshire East, Lee Rowley securing a 30-minute session on fracking and planning permission in Westminster Hall. Consultations are currently out on proposals to make fracking part of the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP)...

FRACKING IN HISTORIC MINING AREAS: A RISKY BUSINESS

Last week saw the final APPG (All Party Parliamentary Group) meeting on shale gas take place in Westminster, before summer recess for members of parliament. The topic for discussion was seismicity and the underlying effects of historic mining activity – a fundamental subject in a post-industrial...

FRACKED GAS IS WORSE FOR THE CLIMATE THAN COAL

Underestimated methane leaks A June 2018 study published in Science, has revealed that methane leakage from fracked gas is around 60% higher than originally estimated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The once-claimed benefit of using natural gas as a solution to reducing emissions appears diminished, following the...

DEBUNKED: THE G20 CLEAN GAS MYTH

The report was researched and written by Oil Change International, and can be found at http://priceofoil.org/debunked-g20-clean-gas-myth   BARILOCHE, ARGENTINA — As G20 energy ministers gather in Argentina, a new report out today entitled ‘Debunked: The G20 Clean Gas Myth’ finds that G20 countries, in the absence of...

HEALTH, CLIMATE & FRACKING: MORE GRIM READING FOR THE INDUSTRY

A medical editorial published this month (June 2018) in the British Medical Journal is another rankle for the deficient fracking industry and steamroller-happy UK government who are in perpetual denial of fracking and its health-related impacts. Written by reputed professors, David McCoy, professor of global public...

WORLD OCEANS DAY 2018: INEOS’S LATEST GREENWASHING ATTEMPT

On World Oceans Day 2018, we couldn’t let it pass without highlighting one of the biggest greenwashing attempts of this year: Britain’s richest man, Jim Ratcliffe, and his plastic-not-fantastic chemical company INEOS, is now sponsoring the formerly eco-conscious and most successful Olympic sailor in British history, Sir...