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
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 – 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??
STOP TTIP: STOP WATER PRIVATISATION – https://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/
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
AT LAST: FRACKING FREE IRELAND IS ON TWITTER..FrackingFreeIreland