Ban in NY – Moratorium in Quebec

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BAN  in NY and MORATORIUM  in Quebec – http://montrealgazette.com/news/quebec/couillard-rules-out-fracking
Food and Water Europe reports:
Both the provincial government of Quebec and the state of New York rules out fracking, after having implemented separate reviews of the environmental impacts of fracking.

They happened to make their decision public around the same time and come to the same decision: A ban in NY and an indefinite moratorium on fracking in Quebec. Continue reading

Fracking Banned in New York State – message from Josh Fox

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Friends-

We win in New York!

I repeat, we win a BAN on fracking in New York State.

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s health commissions says fracking cannot be done safely and no fracking will happen in NY until the industry proves that fracking is safe.  Which they can’t, because it isn’t. The burden of proof is now on the gas industry, that’s quite a reversal. That’s a ban. Continue reading

Cuomo bans fracking in New York State

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Breaking: Cuomo Bans Fracking in New York State

In a victory for environmental, health and community activists, fracking has been banned in New York state. That was the conclusion reached at a public, livestreamed meeting of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s cabinet in Albany today. Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation Joseph Martens issued the order, following a report on his own findings and a strongly cautionary report from Dr. Howard Zucker, commissioner of the Department of Health, who compared the unknown health impacts of fracking to those of secondhand smoke, once considered benign. Continue reading

TTIP – THE NETHERLANDS and SPAIN have reached their quorum

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TTIP – NETHERLANDS AND SPAIN REACHED THEIR QUORUM. Congratulations!
Now 9 countries have reached the quorum! (Germany, Austria, UK, Slovenia, Finland, Luxembourg, France, Netherlands, Spain)
Click on this link to see how many signatures IRELAND and other member states still have to go…. Already any ideas for a pic??
https://stop-ttip.org/signatures-member-states/
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STOP TTIP – 2.000 signatures needed (before Christmas…)

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 STOP TTIP: STOP WATER PRIVATISATIONhttps://uplift.ie/ttip/

Signatures by member states: https://stop-ttip.org/signatures-member-states/
More info: https://www.facebook.com/TTIPInformationNetwork
Sign here: http://stop-ttip.org/sign/
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Uplift:
Right now, there’s a secret trade deal being worked out between the US and the EU. For Ireland, it means that our water could be privatised and GMO foods and fracking could be allowed. If TTIP goes ahead big corporations could be free to take our government to court, in secret.

Across Europe, people, just like us are taking a stand against TTIP. Already over a million signatures have been collected as part of the European-wide petition organised by STOP TTIP. Continue reading

Fracking Free Ireland – twitter account (at last:)

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AT LAST: FRACKING FREE IRELAND IS ON TWITTER..FrackingFreeIreland
@frackingfreeire
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State on Science on Harms by Fracking to Public Health and Water

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http://www.ernstversusencana.ca/state-of-science-on-harms-by-fracking-to-public-health-and-water-health-professionals-scientists-release-analysis-of-400-peer-reviewed-studies-on-fracking-along-with-major-scientific-compendium

SEND TO YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS AND HEALTH DEPTS: State of Science on Harms by Fracking to Public Health and Water: Health Professionals, Scientists Release Analysis of 400 Peer-Reviewed Studies on Fracking along with Major Scientific Compendium Update

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Spanish government aims to win support for fracking with new tax

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Spanish government aims to win support for fracking with new tax

Areas where oil and gas are located to receive money from exploitation activities

Fracking has met with significant opposition in parts of Spain. / AFP

The Spanish government is using taxes to try to break local and regional reticence over oil exploration and fracking.

The Cabinet on Friday agreed to send Congress a change to hydrocarbons legislation that includes a new tax on oil and gas exploitation.

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