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100 MPs have now signed a pledge to divest their pension from fossil fuels

This is big. 100 MPs including Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn have now signed the #DivestParliament pledge! In just one year, this campaign has mobilised thousands to pressure their MPs, and built incredible political support. This is truly the result of people power. Email your MP and demand climate action:  divestparliament.org    

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Latest on the Appeal by Cuadrilla Elswick Limited [29.11.2017]

CUADRILLA BOWLAND LTD AND CUADRILLA ELSWICK LTD PUBLIC INQUIRY – 2018 Town and Country Planning Act 1990 Appeal by Cuadrilla Elswick Limited APP/Q2371/W/15/3134385: Roseacre Hall, Roseacre Wood, Roseacre Road Site Address: Roseacre Hall, Roseacre Wood, Roseacre Road, Inskip Road,Roseacre and Wharles, Preston **UPDATED NEWS   29/11/2017** THE CONSULTATION

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Cuadrilla’s New Route Proposals

Following the Secretary of State’s decision and against this background Cuadrilla appointed an independent traffic consultant who commissioned extensive traffic surveys over the summer and autumn this year to assess possible routes to the Roseacre Wood site. Based on the conclusions of this work, Cuadrilla is now proposing to

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Boom in renewables weakens fracking’s case in UK, says Tory MP

The case for fracking in Britain has weakened because of government action to extract more oil and gas from the North Sea and meteoric growth in renewable power, according to a Conservative MP tasked with developing the party’s energy policy.    

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Fracking is harmful to health, Scottish Government report says

An investigation into the potential health effects of fracking found there was “sufficient” evidence to suggest that a number of “air and water-born environmental hazards” would be likely to occur should the operations go ahead.     [feather_share

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Breaking: INEOS fracking injunction continues

A judge has ruled that an injunction obtained against anti-fracking protesters by INEOS Shale should continue.    

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Documents reveal North Yorkshire Police’s close relationship with fracking firms

The documents  reveal how NYP counter terrorism officers have advised on security measures for Third’s Kirby Misperton fracking site.  

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Landowners demand government action over fracking liability

Landowners demand government action over fracking liability

Landowners are seeking assurances from government that their businesses will be insured for any damage caused by fracking on their land.    

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Fracking Company Cuadrilla Pushed Lancashire Council to Remove ‘Biased’ Community Group Chair

Fracking Company Cuadrilla Pushed Lancashire Council to Remove ‘Biased’ Community Group Chair

In an email exchange with the council, obtained by DeSmog UK through a freedom of information request, the company said it had “significant concerns” about how the group was being run, and asked the council to “support the appointment of a replacement chair”. The company’s bid to replace the chair failed

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The oil and gas boom has devastated ecosystems across the US

The oil and gas boom has devastated ecosystems across the US

Drilling for oil and gas has caused long-lasting damage to ecosystems across Canada and the US, according to a study published today. The findings lend new weight to longstanding concerns over the resurgence in domestic fossil fuel production.    

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