Coverage in Sligo today: http://www.sligotoday.ie/details.php?id=40755
In hours a Spanish oil ‘baron’ could be chosen as our European Commissioner on Climate. And only we can stop this shocking appointment!
It would be absurd to leave the leadership of Europe’s energy policy and global climate talks to a man who The Sunday Times has named “Señor Petrolhead”. But MEPs can reject the appointment and while some are threatening to accept him in return for political favours, with enough public backing, progressive MEPs could lead the charge to block him. Continue reading
Has Germany banned fracking? No, it hasn’t.
UPDATE FROM GERMANY
This is a very useful overview about the latest developments re. proposals to introduce strict regulations for fracking in Germany. It is written by a well informed German campaigner. Because this briefing was drafted in July, it does not, however, include the news about the German Ministry of the Environment’s report published earlier this month. You can read about that on the Food & Water Watch website: http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/blogs/germanys-environment-agency-calls-for-an-end-to-fracking/ Continue reading
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Urgent Northern Ireland Fracking Action Update
Please Take Action Before Tomorrow Thurs. 10th April.
Last week it emerged that Tamboran Resources had failed to meet its commitment to drill a borehole by March 31, 2014 and that Arlene Foster, Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment has given a six month extension to that license.
Green MLA Steven Agnew today called on all parties to sign a petition to refer this decision. 30 signatures in support of this from our MLAs would require that the decision be referred to the Northern Ireland Executive.
We only have one day to really engage with our politicians the vote is on Thursday 10th April, 2014. Continue reading
Ban Fracking NI were on the Diamond in Enniskillen as “moral support” to locals and to gather signatures for their petition calling on the Northern Ireland Assembly “to place an immediate and permanent ban on the process known as Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) and all related preparatory and exploratory work in Northern Ireland”. Continue reading