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JAILED FOR PEACEFUL PROTEST AGAINST FRACKING: A FURTHER SLIP INTO FASCISM

  Jailed Tuesday 25 September 2018 saw three anti-fracking campaigners take their place in protest history, having been handed Draconian prison sentences for protesting against fracking wannabes, Cuadrilla. Their protest involved climbing on top of lorries that were bound for Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site, on the Fylde Coast,...

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...