Monthly archive for February 2018

A Nearly Invisible Oil Spill Threatens Some of Asia’s Richest Fisheries

This disaster seems to have passed by without coverage in most media here. Yet it shows, yet again, just how dangerous is our oil addiction  

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Scientists altered data proving fracking causes earthquakes

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has been wreaking havoc all over the nation despite claims that it is not harmful to people or the environment, and now it has emerged that scientists are being forced to cover up the role it plays in earthquakes  

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What’s happening this week? 26 February-4 March 2018

In this week’s listings: First Robin Hood vs Fracking workshops and parade; John Ashton and Jamie Peters speaking at Preston New Road; Opening day of examination in public of North Yorkshire Minerals Plan; Environment Agency drop-in meeting about oil exploration near Leith Hill; Know your rights training;

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15 Yorkshire landowners, holding more than 80,000 acres, have publicly supported the National Trust in the legal challenge from INEOS over access for shale gas testing. They include Nick Howard, of Castle Howard, Sir William Worsley of Hovingham Hall, Sir Richard Storey, of Settrington House and the

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Citing Health Risks, Cuomo Bans Fracking in New York State

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s administration announced on Wednesday that it would ban hydraulic fracturing in New York State because of concerns over health risks, ending years of debate over a method of extracting natural gas.  

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An excellent documentary on fracking

Lawrence D’Silva has made an excellent documentary investigating fracking. It is well worth 20 minutes of your time – please share!

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Fracking row: Treasury ‘showing shambolic conflict of interest’

Third Energy’s newest director, Conservative party peer and donor Jitesh Gadhia, is also a non-executive director at another Treasury body, UK Government Investments. One of UKGI’s roles is to provide advice to the government on dealing with financially distressed businesses.  

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Water quality and resources could be at risk from fracking, says the Environment Agency

The Environment Agency spelt out today what it sees as the risks to water from a shale gas industry.          In its report The State of the environment: water quality, the organisation included fracking as a potential threat. The process was considered as a future

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Special guests for Green Mondays

We are really excited to announce some very special guests at our Green Mondays down at Preston New Road. On 26 February, John Ashton, Co-Founder of Third Generation Environmentalism (E3G), will be our main speaker. Jamie Peters, of Friends of the Earth, will be also be making

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A hidden report for Britain’s most senior ministers has revealed that the promise of a UK shale gas boom has been dramatically exaggerated by government and fracking companies. Government has known for almost two years that the number of wells likely to flow shale gas from fractures

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