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UK climate change masterplan – the grownups have finally won

Government’s clean growth strategy unequivocally states that tackling climate change and a prosperous economy go hand in hand.  

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What’s happening this week? 9-15

What’s happening this week? 9-15 October 2017 BY RUTH HAYHURST In this week’s listings Tour by Canadian campaigner Jessica Ernst; Labour Day event at Kirby Misperton, N Yorks; Drop-in meetings on plans for underground geological observatory in Cheshire; Global Frackdown Day and International Day of Action on Climate Change.

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Police under scrutiny as officers remove campaigner from second tower at N Yorks fracking site

Police in North Yorkshire have removed an anti-fracking campaigner from an observation tower next to Third Energy’s fracking site at Kirby Misperton. To cheers from supporters, Eddie Thornton, was lowered to the ground in a canvas stretcher and taken to police van. Campaigners say the tower, made

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European countries spend billions a year on fossil fuel subsidies, survey shows

Governments of 11 European nations are providing subsidies totalling more than £80bn a year to fossil fuel industries, green campaigners have claimed.  

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Farmers Against Fracking rally at KM8 site

Over 100 people came to the gates of Kirby Misperton fracking site to show their support for the rally of Farmers Against Fracking.    One of the organisers was Matthew Trevelyan, a father to two young children and a sheep farmer from the North York Moors. He

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UK Drilling Down with Dodgy Fracking Data

     

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Green Party backs peaceful direct action against fracking in Lancashire

The Green Party MP, Caroline Lucas, supported campaigners taking peaceful direct action at Cuadrilla’s fracking site near Blackpool. On a visit today, she said residents and activists protesting outside the Preston New Road site were “pioneers” in the battle against climate change.  

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What’s happening this week? 18-24 September 2017

In this week’s listings Caroline Lucas MP visits Green Monday protest at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site and speaks at a meeting in Lancaster; Two screenings of The Bentley Effect; Fracking motion to be discussed by Salford City Council; 12-hour prayer vigil in Kirby Misperton and World Peace Day gathering

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Wind could make Britain an energy superpower to rival Arabia

The economic argument over wind power has been settled. Britain’s national gamble on offshore wind arrays in the North Sea and the Irish Sea has been vindicated in spectacular style.    

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Council agrees conditions on Third Energy’s North Yorkshire fracking permission

The first high volume frack in the UK since 2011 cleared another hurdle this morning. North Yorkshire County Council confirmed that it agreed planning conditions with Third Energy to enable the company to begin operations to frack for shale gas at Kirby Misperton.    

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