Advocacy Groups Release Legal Resource for Fighting Fossil Fuel Projects

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Advocacy Groups Release Legal Resource for Fighting Fossil Fuel Projects

New toolkit helps clarify EU legislation to challenge exploration and extraction of hydrocarbons

BrusselsFood & 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.

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Access to Courts in Environmental Matters Legal Standing of NGOs

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http://www.ejtn.eu/Documents/About%20EJTN/Independent%20Seminars/EU%20Environmental%20Law%20Seminar%207-8%20October%202013/NGO%20access%20to%20justice%208%20october%20FINAL%20send%20189%20pages.pdf

NGOs protest EU-US trade deal with a Trojan horse

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NGOs protest EU-US trade deal with a Trojan horse
http://www.euractiv.com/video/ngos-protest-eu-us-trade-deal-trojan-horse-311848

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 This 8 meter high inflatable Trojan horse represents TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership), the free trade deal that Europe and the US are currently negotiating in Brussels. The people in suits are ‘big business lobbyists.’

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Nato claims Moscow funding anti-fracking groups

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Rasmussen and Putin… Continue reading