New Frontiers Environmental Constitutionalism-PPT only

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New Frontiers Environmental Constitutionalism-PPT only

 

The paper we have been using as an overview of our Human Rights Tribunal on Fracking and Climate Change is finally now published (as a book chapter) and available on the United Nations Environment website.

“An International Tribunal on the Human Rights Impacts of Fracking: Structure, Grounding and Purposes” is attached below and now available to pass along to folks you think may be interested in learning more. (It’s only fourteen pages long, is pretty clear and has big print.)

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Important Supreme Court FOI decision due on June 23

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NAMA decision imminent

http://thestory.ie/2015/06/17/nama-decision-imminent/

Back in February 2010, we sent a request to NAMA seeking certain information under the Access to Information on the Environment (AIE) Regulations. NAMA had just been established. We sent a similar request to Anglo Irish Bank. Both rejected our requests on the basis that they did not see themselves as public authorities under those regulations. We disagreed.
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Methane Leaks from Oil and Gas Wells Now Top Polluters

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A sad record … Big Oil & Gas now dump more methane in the atmosphere than the whole American cattle industry combined.

And that is probably severely underestimating the size of the problem.
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/methane-leaks-from-oil-and-gas-wells-now-top-polluters/

Rathlin Energy’s drilling site in East Yorks breached eight environmental permit conditions in three months

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February 5, 2015
http://drillordrop.com/2015/02/05/investigation-what-went-wrong-at-west-newton/

Investigation: What went wrong at West Newton?

The West Newton exploratory petroleum well in East Yorkshire made national headlines last September when neighbours complained about a foul smell coming from the site.

But an investigation byDrillOrDrop.com reveals this was just one of a series of problems facing West Newton over the summer and early autumn of 2014.

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REPORT – Toward an understanding of the environmental and public health impacts of shale gas development

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ENVIRONMENT – EPA Barred From Getting Advice From Scientists (2 articles)

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November 22, 2014 | by Stephen Luntz

Photo credit: Gavin Schaefer via wikimedia commons.
Under a bill that has passed the US House, the people best qualified to say whether a chemical is dangerous will not be allowed to do so
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EU plans to cancel environmental policies

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14-085-Canete-oilco-302x218http://www.ejolt.org/2014/09/eu-plans-to-cancel-environmental-policies/

EU plans to cancel environmental policies

By Nick Meynen

Translated from the Dutch version.

The announcement of the team of president-elect of the European commission Jean-Claude Juncker’s is like a corporate coup and destruction of 25 years of EU environmental policy making. That sums up the message from the biggest 1 Continue reading

Plenty left to learn about fracking

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heraldPlenty left to learn about fracking

Published on 2 March 2014

A UNITED States energy expert who has advised three White House administrations has warned that there is still much to be learned about fracking, the controversial technique used to extract gas from shale rock underground. Continue reading