Wales to get power to ban fracking and lower voting age to 16
Devolution package was promised after Scottish independence referendum last year, but concessions may not mollify Welsh government or Plaid Cymru
Potentially gas-rich Leitrim lead fracking opposition
With Wales and Scotland voting in favour of a moratorium on the practice of fracking, residents of Leitrim have signalled their intention to stop the gas extraction method from coming to Ireland.
Several counties including Clare, Cavan, Sligo, Roscommon, Leitrim and Fermanagh have been identified as possible places where gas might be found.
But residents of Leitrim are also leading the fight against the gas extraction process in Ireland.
The bit that outlines how the moratorium will take effect: Continue reading
Today we had an important surprise victory in the fight against fracking when the UK Government announced that Scotland will be exempt from its outrageous plans to remove people’s rights to say no to fracking underneath their homes. Continue reading
Open Letter to the Scottish Government
We, an alliance of groups from Scottish communities directly or indirectly at risk from the unconventional gas extraction industry, have come together to call on the Scottish Government to follow the example of other countries by implementing a moratorium on all forms of unconventional gas development in Scotland. The Scottish Government has the power to insist on a moratorium and can demonstrate its commitment by taking the responsible decision on the Falkirk public inquiry, to refuse permission to Dart Energy for commercial coalbed methane extraction. Continue reading
20 November 2014 Last updated at 12:21 GMT
The company plans to use the gas as a raw material for its chemicals plants, including Grangemouth in Stirlingshire. Continue reading