Irish parliamentary watchdog backs fracking ban: ‘Risks outweigh the benefits’

After a months-long inquiry, cross-party politicians found that drilling for shale gas from rocks, sands and coal seams creates the potential for groundwater contamination, leaks and surface chemical spills. In its report to be published on Wednesday and seen by the Press Association, the Joint Committee on

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GOP governor signs fracking ban into law

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) on Wednesday signed a bill that permanently bans fracking in the state.

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The seventh week of protests at the Preston New Road fracking site near Blackpool began with further arrests of activists opposing shale gas exploration. Police say the number of arrests made at the site is around 30, generally for suspicion of offences under Section 14 of the

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Clean energy transition now appears irreversible.

The transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy “now appears irreversible” as the cost of green power plunges, according to a new report.  

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Business representatives have admitted concern after anti-fracking campaigners expressed confidence that a week of direct action against companies supplying Cuadrilla could help block the controversial industry in Lancashire. National social and climate justice group Reclaim the Power has joined forces with local campaigners in direct action against

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Secretive Industry Conference Seeks to Persuade People Fracking is a Good Idea

A secretive fracking conference sponsored by Dow and Halliburton and featuring speakers from a range of publicly-funded government agencies is taking place somewhere in Birmingham tomorrow. The UK Onshore Oil and Gas: Policy, Planning and Future Developments conference aims to encourage delegates to pursue fossil fuel extraction in

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Fracking decision ‘not lawful’, campaigners tell court.

The Preston New Road Action Group (PNRAG) and campaigner Gayzer Frackman are both seeking to challenge the Government’s decision to approve a planning application for the site in Fylde. The High Court hearing at Manchester Civil Justice Centre on Wednesday was told the planning application, by developer

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Anti-fracking campaigners gather at court for challenge against government on shale gas consent

Opponents of Cuadrilla’s fracking plans near Blackpool have gathered outside the High Court in Manchester for a challenge against the Communities’ Secretary, Sajid Javid.  

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Drone images show scale of fracking operation at Preston New Road

Anti-fracking campaigners have today called for people to wake up and realise how big each fracking site will be as the battle over the controversial method of extracting gas goes to court. They say that the current development off Preston New Road near Little Plumpton is big

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Protest weekly update: 6-12 March 2017

Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site More arrests Police and Crime Commissioner visits the site Complaints of large police presence Anti-fracking march from North Yorkshire to Lancashire   

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