Advocacy Groups Release Legal Resource for Fighting Fossil Fuel Projects
New toolkit helps clarify EU legislation to challenge exploration and extraction of hydrocarbons
Brussels—Food & Water Europe – with the pro bono support of The Good Lobby – has released today the 1st guide through the jungle of European environmental legislation for activists and non-governmental organisations that oppose fossil fuel projects.
The Hydrocarbons Toolkit provides legal arguments for activists in the European Union (EU) against the exploration and extraction of hydrocarbons in general (and shale gas/oil, tight gas/oil and coal-bed methane in particular) by referring to relevant articles of existing and binding EU law. It explains in accessible language the most relevant directives and regulations that are applicable to the exploration and extraction of hydrocarbons.
USEA, DoE to unveil LNG handbook for sub-Saharan Africa – or “How to engage in modern colonialism, more climate change and eventually mass migration …”
“The United States Energy Association, together with the Department of Energy will unveil an LNG handbook designed to aid sub-Saharan Africa to develop LNG infrastructure.
According to the DoE, the handbook focuses on the factors that exporting or importing nations on the continent need to consider when making decisions about natural gas development in general and more specifically the development of liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects.
IRELAND BANNED FRACKING!
From the people to the President in 6yrs. Onshore fracking officially banned today!
Congrats everyone! Now we move on to offshore and stopping the planned LNG plant which would import fracked gas from U.S. into North Kerry.
A grassroot campaigner:
"I just want to pass on my thanks to you for all
your amazing work over the past six years. The
Fracking Free Ireland website was an invaluable source of
information, your newsletters always well presented, punctual and
informative and your networking helped bring so many people
together. S0 glad that the government *finally* saw sense and
did the right thing by introducing a ban, even if it didn't
Wish the campaign hadn't dragged on for so
long, though, but hey we got there in the end and that's all
that matters.Becoming the third country in the world to ban
fracking is a massive achievement, and without the strong
grassroots campaigning it would never have come about as you
know well yourself."
Fracking: ‘We argued and protested. We met at marts and concerts. We persisted and we succeeded’
This was never just about Leitrim though, or even climate change. It was about the health of communities, writes Scott Coombs.
A BAN ON fracking on the Irish onshore cleared its last major hurdle on Wednesday May 31, when the Dáil passed a Bill to amend the Petroleum and Other Minerals Development Act.
The Bill prohibits fracking in the Irish onshore and its internal waters for both exploration and extraction. Minister Denis Naughten, expects the bill to become law before the summer recess.Back in August 2011, six months after Brian Cowen’s government fell, things looked very different. We were respectful, but firm. And that’s how things have played out over the past six years. We participated, we resisted. We argued and protested. We persuaded, we persisted and we succeeded.