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.
FRACOPOLY BOOK LAUNCH – DUBLIN TUESDAY 13 JUNE
Fracking Free Ireland did visit the launch of the Fracopoly book in Enniskillen. It was nice to meet (again) campaigners from Food and Water Europe and got updated about the campaign in the US. (Love Leitrim and FFAN (Fermanagh fracking awareness network did give an overview of the campaign) Continue reading
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