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2015

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MARCH 2015
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BRUSSELS 11 MARCH 2015

Specially for those who are based in Brussels I’m forwarding an invitation for interesting event. I’m working on this project for the last 3 years and I can guarantee It’s not a greenwash or false solution. Such a technology and approach is one of the alternatives for energy independence on local and regional level for farmers and communities. I’d like also to invite those of you, who are interested on the subject, to visit the website and to get a free online training.

Working in the fields of green energy, agriculture, rural development or climate change?

Organic biogas is a sustainable & profitable way to produce energy, help farmers diversify and increase their income, as well as mitigate the impact of agriculture on climate change. Find out how you can benefit:

Organic biogas: generating green energy in our Regions11 March 2015, 10:00-12:45
Committee of the Regions – Rue Belliard 99-101, 1040 Bruxelles

This event will present the benefits of organic biogas production and policy-makers, researchers, farmers and energy companies will discuss the opportunities and barriers to sustainable biogas production on organic farms at regional and EU levels. The final results of the SUSTAINGAS project, co-funded by the Intelligent Energy Europe programme of the European Union, will also be presented.

Don’t hesitate to further circulate this invitation to your network!

Agriculture is responsible for 17% of our greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union. Reducing emissions from agriculture, producing energy on farms, ensuring a fair revenue for our rural areas and moving towards agroecology are important challenges for our regions. Biogas production can help meet all these challenges at the same time, provided it is sustainable and does not rely on energy crops.

Please find the draft agenda attached. Please register by 4 March.

For more information, please contact Effimia Chatzinikolaou or visit the SUSTAINGAS website (available in 7 languages)

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III Conference of the Euro-Mediterranean network of social movements and entities against the abusive exploitation of fossil fuels – Barcelona, 7–8 March 2015

ENKRATEIA PROJECT Fracking Euro-Mediterranean Observatory and energies based on fossil fuels

The year 2015 will be key in the struggle against fracking and the TTIP in Europe. Thus, it is essential that we attempt to benefit from both political activity and existing relationships between social groups and experts. This meeting will enable us to improve the coordination of our European network and study its joint strategy in 2015, a year in which the TTIP/CETA/TISA/ISDS will be on the political agenda throughout much of Europe. It is time to condemn the shady arbitrary deals reached by the European Commission under pressure from the transnational companies and their powerful lobbies.

And for these reasons, the CST organizes this two-day conference.

To confirm your participation is necessary to fill the latter questionnaire. And a short time, we can confirm your participation:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1LvhhpLqWthnlKcsPYlVol-BGJB8GtlLNejiHkGIM6HY/viewform

For more information:

https://enkrateiaproject.wordpress.com/

CST – CENTRE PER A LA SOSTENIBILITAT TERRITORIAL
Carles SeijoLlorenç
Planagumà
Raül Valls

 

2014

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DECEMBER
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On December 9, FoEE will be organising – together with BEUC (the European umbrella of consumer groups) and AK (Austrian labour organisation) – a major conference on ISDS in trade agreements.

We will be bringing together high level speakers from around the world, from Commission, Parliament, members states, universities, civil society, trade unions and business groups to bring a clear message that ISDS is not needed and not wanted in trade agreements.

Please note it down if you are interested. More info about the program and how to register will follow in the coming weeks.

best

Paul de Clerck
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FoE Europe

 

THE TRANSATLANTIC TREATY: more austerity, less democracy

Stop TTIP, CETA, TISA…

FOR A SOCIAL, ECOLOGICAL AND DEMOCRATIC EUROPE
Against austerity at every level
Everyone on the streets of Brussels during the European Council Summit,
Friday 19 December 2014!

Please find the english translation of the call from the D19-20 Alliance in Belgium and the Solidaires trade union in France to mobilise in Brussels on 19th December 2014 against free trade (TTIP/CETA/TISA) and ongoing austerity.

Please spread it within your networks, and if your group would like to sign the call – or think you may be able to be in Brussels on the 19th – send an email info@d19-20.be

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OCTOBER 2014
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11 0CTOBER  GLOBAL FRACK DOWN DAY – against fracking and trading
The French collectives « No to oil and shale and coal gas » suggest that the Global Frackdown Day of October 2014 be devoted to the fight against fracking AND push forward free-trade agreements : because on this planet we are all (men and women) affected by these agreements, whether signed between USA and EU (TAFTA), Canada and EU (CETA), between USA and Asian countries (TPP), the EU and Colombia and Peru, between EU and Mediterranean countries, etc… and because the quasi totality of these agreements establish the investor/State mecanism that, as you know, gives to Transnationals all the rights to come and drill where they want and allows them to take legal action in case the States confront them in any manner.
That is why it seems to us that the fight against free-trade agreements is a priority just as fighting at a national level against fracking or any other extreme hydrocarbons exploration and exploitation is.

Global Frack Down Day – coordinated by Food and Water Watch
Food & Water Watch will be coordinating the annual Global Frackdown for the third time. Mark the following date in your calendars: OCTOBER 11, 2014
Last week, we heard the disappointing news about the EU’s 2030 climate and energy targets. In addition, the fracking industry convinced the EU institutions that fracking is good to go. Exploration is proceeding across Europe …

This is outrageous. More than ever, European citizens need to make their elected officials understand that the transition to a low-carbon economy in the next couple of years does not require a massive detour via thousands of fracked wells. We need a sane and climate-friendly energy future, based on renewable energy and energy savings. Not false solutions.

This is why we call on groups across the world to participate in our third annual Global Frackdown. We hope to repeat last year’s success and do even better. Last year, we had:
more than 200 actions
in 30 countries
350 partner organisations
1000s of citizens in attendance

We’ll be in touch soon when you can sign up and register events on the website: http://www.globalfrackdown.org/

Below, you can find the mission statement of the Global Frackdown.

Fracking for oil and gas is inherently unsafe and the harms of this industry cannot be fully mitigated by regulation. We reject the multi-million dollar public relations campaign by big oil and gas companies and urge our local, state, and national officials to reject fracking. We stand united as a global movement in calling on governmental officials at all levels to pursue a renewable energy future and not allow fracking or any of the associated infrastructure in our communities or any communities. We are communities fighting fracking, frac sand mining, pipelines, compressor stations, LNG terminals, exports of natural gas, coal seam gas, coal bed methane and more. Fracking is not part of our vision for a clean energy future and should be banned.

Hope you can join us.  Geert De Cock.

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SEPTEMBER 2014
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__birmingham conference

This conference is for anyone interested in the growing debate about the future of fracking in the UK.

Delegates will have an opportunity to hear about and understand the prospect of increased shale gas extraction in the UK.

A high profile panel of speakers will discuss the impact of the recent recommendations examining the cases both for and against fracking UK _______________________________________________

AUGUST
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The European Summer University for Social Movements, (ESU) in Paris, France, from 19th to 23rd of August 2014 (University Paris-VII Diderot in the 13th arrondissement) may be an opportunity to meet us.

During this meeting,  many activities  are to our concerns :

– Saharan fossil aquifers and gas and oil shale exploitation of in Maghreb ;

– Role of public European banks ;

– Lobbying and TNCs bargains ;

– Extractivisme, climat and transition ;

– and many others, including some on the free trade agreements.

 

This will be a good time to discuss with actors engaged in mobilizations related and convergent with ours.

You can see the program in preparation and register here : http://www.esu2014.org/?lang=en

 

On this occasion and six month after the Euro-Maghreb network meeting in Saint-Christol, we propose to organize a new one, which could be held on Tuesday,19, in the morning : in order to examine the results of our campaign Frack Free Europe, to imagine its extension, especially towards new MEPs, and discuss topics that we have not addressed in St. Christol. Other suggestions for the agenda are welcome.

Your questions, suggestions and comments can be sent to frack-free-europe[at]nongazdeschiste.fr

Best regards

Jacqueline Balvet, Vincent Espagne, Estelle Tardy

 

Invitation – 23-24_08 – inter prep meeting
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Hi All,
As mentioned during the meeting of the Euro-Maghreb network in Saint-Christol in March, the next meeting on the international agenda will take place in Paris from 19th to 23rd August : the European Summer University for Social Movements (ESU), organised by the European Attac Network .
Networks day
Prior to the ESU itself, one day (Monday, 18th August) will be reserved especially for networks that want to use this European meeting as an opportunity to further develop their particular topic. Some networks have already signed up : Financialization of Nature, Unnessecary Imposed Mega Projects, Water … others will probably soon join them.
In the aftermath of the campaign launched by our network in the lead-up to the European Parliament elections, it would probably be wise to take some time to elaborate several points discussed in Saint-Christol , such as the implementation (or not) of the current European regulatory framework in Member States – the role of private and public banks in projects of unconventional fossil fuels production, and to update on current and future actions : the outcome of our campaign with euro-MEPs, European mobilizations in convergence with the mobilization against TTIP.
We need to organise this particular day together so it will meet as well as possible the needs of all.
European Summer University for Social Movements
If you wish to participate in the European Summer University that will feature numerous workshops and seminars, your group or organization can make proposals. You will find more information on the page in the link below.
http://www.esu2014.org/en/get-involved/article/nouvelle-traduction-10-submit-a

As the workshops must be organized by at least two groups from two different countries, send your proposal at workshop-esu@frack-free-europe.org PLEASE DO IT QUICKLY – BEFORE THE 2th of MAY

Jacqueline Balvet [jbalvet@attac.org]

 

australia conference

19-21 August South East Asia Australia- http://www.seaaoc.com/
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JUNE 2014
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The third and final PSR webinar on hydraulic fracturing has been rescheduled for Thursday June 19, 8:00-9:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

This session looks at the real-life impacts of hydraulic fracturing on people’s lives and health, as experienced in the heavily fracked state of Pennsylvania. Because hydraulic fracturing is so widespread, the information is relevant regardless of where you live.

Sign up today for this close-up view of fracking’s effects:

“Health Impacts Reported by Families
Residing near Hydro Fracking Operations”
Thursday June 19, 2014
8:00-9:00 p.m. Eastern Time

london conference

 

17-18 June 2014 LONDON – http://oilandgasinvestorsummitlondon.com/?promo=[EMV%20FIELD]LABELCODE[EMV%20%2FFIELD]

Coming to London for the very first time the Oil and Gas Investor Summit represents the number one opportunity for oil and gas executives to secure the funding they need. . In the capital intensive world of oil and gas exploration and production money is everything; finding it, at the right time, is fundamental to a project’s success. The Oil and Gas Investor Summit, London provides a unique opportunity for E&P companies to hear from, and meet face-to-face with, London’s vast oil and gas focused investment community. From large asset managers to niche energy investment firms, family offices and retail investors the Oil and Gas Investor Summit will provide unprecedented access to capital.

Set amongst content driven presentations and panel discussions from some of the foremost oil and gas investment experts, spotlight presentations from E&P companies serve to ensure investors hear about the hottest opportunities out there; whist E&P executives tell their story to the very people who they want to hear it.

With the rise of unconventional oil and gas, and with global supply and demand dynamics at a critical juncture, the Oil and Gas Investor Summit, London will ensure you can formulate the strategies you need for successful projects and investments.

If you would like to obtain more information about the programme, please DOWNLOAD the brochure for details.

Why attend Oil & Gas Investor Summit London?

 

    • Meet with and hear from Europe and North America’s specialist oil and gas investors
    • Find new sources of capital for your E&P projects
    • Discover the most exciting projects across the globe for your upstream investments
    • Hear expert insight into the oil and gas sector and evaluate what this could mean for your business
    • Learn how the most successful oil and gas investors view the market and how you could implement the most rewarding investment strategies
    • Understand the most effective methods E&P companies have used to fund and develop their projects: How could you implement these too?
    • Analyse the potential for oil and gas production across different regions: Where could you see most reward?

tamboran conference

24-27 June Singapore

http://www.unconventional-gasasia.com/

Key speakers this year include:

  • Joel Riddle CEO, Tamboran Resources Pty Ltd, Australia

  • Sammy Hamzah CEO, Ephindo Energy Pte Ltd, Indonesia

    Robbert de Weijer CEO, Armour Energy, Australia

    Basim Faraj Vice President, New Ventures, Tamboran Resources Pty Ltd, Australia

    Chris Faulkner President and CEO, Breitling Oil and Gas, USA

  • Vilas Shreedhar Tawde Vice President, Project Manager, CBM-Raniganj Project, Essar Oil, India

    Prashant Modi President & Chief Operating Officer, Great Eastern Energy Corporation Limited GEECL, India

    Bintang Hidayanto Oil&Gas Legal Expert, Susandarini & Partners, Indonesia

    Bao Shujing Director, Ministry of Land and Resources (MLR), China

The 7th Annual Unconventional Gas Conference provides a unique platform for bringing together regulators and leading oil & gas companies to discuss the challenges and successes of today’s vibrant unconventional gas industry.

What’s new in 2014?

  • A close look at Shale, CBM and Tight Gas opportunities in the region
  • New technical case studies from leading unconventional gas industry developers
  • 5 key technical round table discussions highlighting cutting edge technology of Water Management, Hydraulic Fracturing, Reservoir Evaluation, Drilling & Completion and Surface Production & Facilities
  • Country updates on  unconventional gas policies, PSCs, equipment procurement and gas supply competition challenges in Asia
  • Unravel the mystery of newly discovered resources in emerging markets

Why You Must Attend This Year’s Event

  • Understand equipment procurement rules, taxation and PSCs in Indonesia
  • Hear the first shale policy and 2013 unconventional gas output plan from the Chinese government
  • Discuss the impact of emerging Chinese unconventional gas production and Russian pipeline projects  for global gas exports
  • Hear technology and successful experiences from North America, Australia and China to discover effective strategies for reducing costs and increasing production
  • Gain valuable insight into the logistical and financial needs to develop Asia’s vast unconventional resources including CBM, shale, tight sands and hydrants
  • Figure out the downstream gas buyers, infrastructure and gas pricing implications
  • Explore the next investment hotspot in Australia, China and Emerging markets

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June 4, 2014  14:30-17:00    Brussels

Fracking: Evidence from the US on damage to public health

Dr Steingraber speaking during a New Yorkers Against Fracking news conference in Albany, N.Y. Source: http://www.ithacajournal.com/viewart/20130505/NEWS11/305050054/Gas-storage-plans-NY-s-Finger-Lakes-draw-outcry

Talk and discussion with environmental health scientist and acclaimed author,

Dr Sandra Steingraber,

Co-founder,  New Yorkers Against Fracking and Concerned Health Professionals of New York

conference 2014

All info on: http://www.wplgroup.com/aci/conferences/eu-eug3.asp

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MAY 2014
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weegschaal

 

 

Fracking, seismics and spills: Environmental risk assessment of oil and gas exploration and production
CHAIRS: Mathijs Smit, Pim Leonards
Over decades, many onshore and offshore areas in the world have been extensively explored by the oil and gas industry in their search for hydrocarbons. Nowadays most of the ‘easy’ reservoirs have been discovered and the industry is looking into the production of unconventional resources (e.g. shale gas and heavy oil). In addition activity levels in frontier areas like the deep sea and Arctic environments are increasing. These operations bring along new challenges both operational and environmental.
Assessment of the potential environmental impacts and proper management of the environmental risks is crucial for the industry in order to gain a license to operate. Exploration and production of shale gas has created a great deal of controversy, largely because of its potential impacts on human health and the environment. The technique that is used to release the gas that is captured in the formation is called fracking. Fracking involves pumping water, sand and chemicals at high pressure into the ground to release oil and gas. Potential risks of fracking include contamination of water sources, impacts to biodiversity and the release of gases. This session will focus on practices for
environmental effect assessment; environmental monitoring and risk assessment related to oil and gas exploration and production activities. Scientists are invited to present their latest achievements in the field of e.g. oil spill impact assessment, environmental effects modeling and monitoring. Especially abstracts on integrated assessments are welcomed focusing on fracking risks and operations in sensitive areas.

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APRIL 2014
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upcoming events

http://tr.european-voice.com/do?83C915B66402D6EEC58DB03B8A352B3AC8D4A26D49214A1BC8752BAB70341E9922371B046382244F10DB50C2978CB6E3841CC10328EB2BE24E50FBC0FFF75ECEFDB5BC1C33A903082CB211A10386CE7A

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MARCH 2014
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Dart Energy are launching a major fracking push in the Midlands. A drilling rig is already being erected at one site in Cheshire, pad construction has begun at another in Nottinghamshire and plans for 2-3 other sites in the Cheshire/Wrexham area are in the pipeline.
We have a chance to make it clear to Dart that they are unwanted here or anywhere. The time to act is now.
The amounts of gas which Dart is bragging it could get out of its Midlands licences would require over 10,000 fracking wells to extract. See: http://frack-off.org.uk/dart-frack-attack-multi-well-program-in-midlands/ for all the details.
Communities in the area are mobilising and they need YOUR help to kickstart resistance to Dart’s plans! Frack Free Farndon (Cheshire), supported by other groups in the region, have called an event (FIGHT THE FRACK!) for Sunday 16th March at 1pm, outside the Kings Marsh fracking site in Farndon, Cheshire.
If you can’t make it don’t worry – this is a region-wide day of solidarity and resistance: Send photo-messages of solidarity to frackfreefarndon@hotmail.com
Please help spread the word (forward this e-mail, invite people to Facebook event etc.) to anyone you think might be interested.


Web: frack-off.org Facebook: Frack Off (UK) Twitter: frack_off

 

 

 

 

Friends of the earth Scotland  – Airth Public Inquiry – Timetable

Hi folks,
I thought you may be interested in seeing the timetable (please find attached) that we have drawn up for the forthcoming public inquiry into Dart Energy’s application for further unconventional gas wells at Airth.  If the application is successful it will become the UK’s most advanced unconventional gas extraction development so this is a really important inquiry – and indeed the first time it has been assessed in a quasi-legal setting anywhere in the UK.
On the first day (Tuesday 18th March) we are planning to go along with some banners, placards etc as the BBC are planning to film.  It would be great to see as many people there as possible.  Please get in touch if you would like more info!
If you want to follow what is happening each day but are unable to make it, we will be live tweeting:
Friends of the Earth Scotland: @FoEScot
Dr Richard Dixon (Director of FoES): @Richard_Dixon
Mary Church (Head of Campaigns): @mmachch
Paul Daly: @_PaulDaly
The timetable is made up from a couple of documents circulated by the DPEA and is the most accurate info we have at the moment, but it could of course be subject to change.
Best wishes
Paul
PS – please note we are putting on a series of training day on unconventional gas extraction across Scotland – see here for more info.  Places are limited, so please sign up if you are able to attend, and invite your friends, colleagues and anyone who lives under threat from this industry to attend!PLI timetable

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FEBRUARY 2014
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Gaia Radio in partnership with Transition Network presents Transition Conversations a Series of Free Webinars, beginning on Tuesday Feb 11. Check out the link for registration details.

1.    Getting Ready to Fundraise – Resourcing your  group or projects in partnership with the REconomy project http://www.reconomy.org/ Tuesday February 11th 19.00 – 20.30 GMT

2.    Creating an Effective and Engaged Team;  Tuesday February 18th 19.00 – 20.30 GMT

3.    Building Personal Resilience – How to Sustain Momentum; Tuesday February 25th 19.00- 20.30 GMT

4.    How does Change Happen? What is the Transition model of change?  Tuesday March4th, 19.00- 20.30 GMT

https://www.transitionnetwork.org/gaia-radio-partnership-transition-network-presents-transition-conversations-series-free-webinars
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JANUARY 2014
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Alan Seatter, Deputy Director General, Environment at the European Commission, is giving evidence about shale gas to a UK Parliamentary Committee next Tuesday  (14thJanuary) at 4.30pm UK time.

It is a committee of the House of Lords and is stacked with pro-frackers like the well-known climate sceptic Lord Lawson (see here for his views). The Committee will obviously want to question him about the EU’s position and whether it should interfere with the UK pushing ahead with fracking.

I hope to listen in to the evidence and tweet about what is said, so if you want to know what Mr Seatter says, you can watch live at http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Main/Home.aspx or follow me on Twitter at @tonybosworth

Tony Bosworth
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The European Shale Gas Summit – 28 and 29 January

http://www.cityandfinancial.com/conference/the_european_shale_gas_summit?utm_source=Natural+Gas+Europe+Newsletter&utm_campaign=84e64b08b9-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c95c702d4c-84e64b08b9-307770509

DECEMBER 2013

The Radical Emission Reduction Conference
This conference will bring together academics and practitioners, engineers and economists, policy-makers and civil society to detail evidenced-based opportunities for delivering urgent and deep reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases. Deadline for Abstracts 28th June 2013
10th – 11th December 2013,
Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG.

http://www.tyndall.ac.uk/radical-emission-reduction-conference

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November 2013
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Health and fracking conference next week in London sponsored by Irish EPA (which is immune from prosecution)

Fracking and Health Research Workshop
Friday 15 November 2013, 9am – 5pm
Mary Ward House, 5-7 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9SN

We  would  like to highlight the fact  that this event is part
sponsored by the Irish Environmental Protection Agency, a body that
has commissioned research to help ‘determine best practice guidelines
to regulate the shale gas industry in Ireland’ (all their own words).
This same body is immune from proscution under Irish law.
http://frackingfreeireland.org/politics-related-info/epa-immunity/

The Irish campaign stands united in its demands to have this immunity
removed and we are highly sceptical and dubious of the merit of any
research being commissioned by this body. Their last commissioned
report was from the University of Aberdeen, which used  examples from
the Marcellus Shale in the US,(not relevant to the shale plays in
Ireland) and data  and research from the University of Texas which has
since been shown to be flawed.  The universities of Aberdeen and Texas
are both funded by the biggest “players” in the oil and gas industry.

Regarding the event, when we tried to register, we were sent polite
emails saying that the event is by invitation ONLY.   50 – 60 people
will attend, cherry picked no doubt to state that if robust
regulations are adhered to, then the process of high volume, slick
water, horizontal fracturing for shale/coal seam gas has been rendered
as “safe” as possible.   The “findings” from the conference will be
published in a scientific journal, which then lends credence to the
EPA’s research.

If you are in London, would a small and peaceful presence outside of
this event be in order?   Safe and healthy fracking is an oxymoron.

For those in Ireland, especially elected representatives and policy
and decision makers to whom I am forwarding this mail, please could
you find out how much of our taxpayers money is being used to fund
this conference, and how transparent  the “findings” will be.  We are
afraid that this is an industry biased  attempt by our pro
unconventional gas Government to “whitewash” the health issues
connected to the industry, and to parrot the corporate line of “robust
regulations will minimize health risks to communities”.
Nothing short of a ban on HVSW horizontal fracturing will suffice in Ireland.

Press releases and an email and social media campaign are being
organised to highlight this event, both in Ireland and UK.    We will
forward all related articles and press releases onto yourselves.

Meg Rybicki
North West Network against Fracking

 

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OCTOBER 2013
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reclaim power

Reclaim Power:  http://reclaimpower.net/

 

GLOBAL FRACKO DOWN DAY – 19 OCTOBER 2013

josh fox - global frackdown

All – brief update on the Global Frackdown, now just 19 days away!1. We have a great new video promoting the Global Frackdown from filmmaker Josh Fox. It can be found on the Global Frackdown social media page at www.globalfrackdown.org/social-media or here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZG3ovTjG1w. Please share far and wide. More videos to come.2. More actions keep coming in. There are now nearly 70 actions on the site and more keep coming in. If you haven’t registered your event yet, you can do so here: www.globalfrackdown.org/events3. Have Global Frackdown images? If you do, please share them on the Global Frackdown facbeook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/190213177814583/4. For those in the US (or those outside the US that want to call in), we are having a conference call to gear up for the Global Frackdown tonight. Here is the facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1412681572282526/ It will feature an update on fracking fights across the world and Sandra Steingraber. Please help spread the word!
Friends,
Just one month until the second Global Frackdown- the international day of action to ban fracking. This year, we already have 270 partner organizations on board from 23 countries on 6 continents. There are dynamic actions in the works across the United States, Europe, Latin America, Australia, and beyond. On October 19, we will unite to push back against the industry that is destroying our water, air, communities, and planet and call for a ban on fracking.

Here are some updates:

1. Check out the event page at http://www.globalfrackdown.org/events/. If you are organizing an action that is not up there, please register the action on the site. There are already over 25 actions on the site, but there are dozens more being planned that are not up there yet.

  • ·      If you are based in the US and need help with this, get in touch with Katy Kiefer at kkiefer@fwwatch.org in the US.
  • ·      If you are outside the US and want to inform us about an event, please sign up here or contact Geert deCock in Europe at gdecock@fweurope.org
  • ·      If you already took the time to submit an event on Global Frackdown website, nothing changes. You can continue to change the details of your event.

2. Guide for organizing actions is up – it can be found at the top of the events page if you want any ideas for creative actions.

3. We have created a social media page that includes sample tweets and images, including one that can be used for your facebook cover image. http://www.globalfrackdown.org/social-media/ We are encouraging people to switch out their facebook cover image to promote the Global Frackdown. Also, if you haven’t already, be sure to join and share the Global Frackdown 2 facebook event page here:https://www.facebook.com/events/190213177814583/

4. Finally, for US based groups, there will be a confernence call hosted by the coalition Americans Against Fracking on Thursday September 26 leading up to the Global Frackdown. We’ll send details when available, but it will be at 8pm eastern. If you are outside the United States and want to join, you are most welcome but we’re cognizant of the time differences.

All for now – just one month to go – lets make it count.

Onward!

Mark Schlosberg

 

 

 

 

 

new era

Invitation and programme

http://usadk.org/assets/Invitation-A-new-era-for-EU-US-trade.pdf

 

conference london

http://www.prweb.com/releases/shale/gas/prweb10971600.htm

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SEPTEMBER 2013
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Unfracked _conference poster 05 09 2013

 

The Greens will organise a conference called “Unfracked” on the morning of the 5th September 2013.
Prominent experts will come to speak at that event, including:
Gabrielle Pétron from the US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA), who has been leading the science on the climate impact of the shale gas industry
Sandra Steingraber, environmentalist, biologist, and one of the leaders of the mobilisation against fracking in the US
Thomas Porcher, economist, debunking the myths about shale gas as cheap and abundant source of energy

You can find more information about this event and about the other confirmed speakers on the conference’s website: http://www.greens-efa.eu/unfracked-10219.html. If you’re interested and would like to attend the event, don’t forget to register to make sure you have a badge to enter in the European Parliament.
The evening before, on the 4th of September, from 18:00 til 21:00, Josh Fox will present “Gasland part II” at the European Parliament. If you’re interested, you can register here: http://www.greens-efa.eu/events/registrations/432-gasland.html. It might attract quite a lot of interest and the room might not be big enough to welcome everyone so register quickly if you’re interested.
Dozens of activists and/or concerned citizens have already confirmed that they would attend these two events, so feel free to join us in Brussels for these important dates if your time and financial capacities allow.
Let me know i antoine.simon@foeeurope.org f you have any question about this.
All the best,

Antoine Simon
Economic Justice Programme
Extractive Industries Campaigner
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JULY 2013
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Monday 15th July, 8pm.  Drill Baby Drill –  in Balcombe Victory Hall.  Free entry.

Film screening and discussion with Keith Taylor MEP
Polish fracking campaigners join UK activists in anti-fracking tour –
See more at: http://www.keithtaylormep.org.uk/2013/07/11/polish-fracking-campaigners-join-uk-activists-in-anti-fracking-tour/
A farmer who is resisting fracking in his community, and the Polish film director Lech Kowalski are coming to the UK to meet activists fighting against shale gas and oil extraction in their communities.
The farmer, Emil Jablonski is the mayor of Zurawlow, a village in Eastern Poland. He is fighting a campaign against Chevron who plan to drill for gas near his home. Joblonski will meet with members of Frack Free Sussex who are protesting against shale drilling in the Weald Basin.
The Polish activists will meet their British counterparts on Monday (15th July) in Balcombe, Sussex – a village at the forefront of the fight against fracking in the UK. They will then join a tour of Kowalski’s film ‘Drill Baby Drill’ around the South East of England.
See more at: http://www.keithtaylormep.org.uk/2013/07/11/polish-fracking-campaigners-join-uk-activists-in-anti-fracking-tour/#sthash.zsCtOlm8.uZkj9Gfr.dpuf

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June 2013
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Stakeholders meeting 7  th June 2013http://ec.europa.eu/environment/integration/energy/uff_event_7june2013_en.htm
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Beyond the hype: The economics of shale gas in Europe-

http://de.amiando.com/beyond_the_hype_about_shale_gas.html

hosted by S&D MEP Linda McAvan in cooperation with Friends of the Earth Europe and Food & Water Europe
European Parliament, Paul Henri Spaak building, room P3C050
Start: Tuesday, May 14 2013 2:30 PM
End: Tuesday, May 14 2013 4:00 PM

Stakeholder event – “Unconventional fossil fuels (e.g. shale gas) in Europe”
http://ec.europa.eu/environment/integration/energy/uff_event_7june2013_en.htm

The Commission is organising a meeting on 7 June 2013 (morning) in Brussels to share the results of its recent on-line consultation and to provide an opportunity for stakeholders to further express their views on the main aspects highlighted in the consultation (opportunities and challenges of unconventional fossil fuels e.g. shale gas, measures needed to address the identified challenges, possible action required at EU level).
Relevant stakeholders are invited to express their interest in attending this event by sending an e-mail to ENV-SHALE-GAS@ec.europa.eu by 10 May with the subject “Stakeholder event”, indicating their name, organisation and country. The Commission will confirm registrations based on room capacity, striving to ensure a balanced representation.
The meeting will be held in English. Travel or other expenses will not be reimbursed. The Commission is envisaging to web-stream this event.

Inrternational conference and meeting anti frackers
Présentation Atelier GDS Fr-En-Sp

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MAY 2013
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EU leaders will grapple with controversial issues including shale gas development and climate change mitigation at an energy summit on 22 May, documents obtained by EurActiv show.

http://www.euractiv.com/energy/eu-leaders-sqare-circle-cheap-en-news-519606?utm_source=EurActiv%20Newsletter&utm_campaign=e1dcaf21b8-newsletter_daily_update&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bab5f0ea4e-e1dcaf21b8-245451833

And here’s the speech Pat Rabbitte made on Friday at an IBEC event:

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Greetings,
Technical workshops are an important component of EPA’s Hydraulic Fracturing Study. EPA recently held a workshop on Wastewater Treatment and Related Modeling where subject-matter experts contributed to in-depth discussions and shared expertise on technical topics relevant to the study.

EPA will be hosting a one-hour public webinar on Monday, May 20, 2013 at 2:00 pm EDT to provide a summary of the workshop. The webinar will cover workshop themes, including: hydraulic fracturing wastewater treatment, and current and future trends in hydraulic fracturing wastewater management.

To participate in the webinar, please register at http://clu-in.org/conf/tio/frac6/

To view workshop materials and presentations, please visit http://www2.epa.gov/hfstudy/2013-technical-workshops

In addition, if you missed the webinar on the Analytical Chemical Methods Technical Workshop, you can watch the presentation and read the summary report at http://www2.epa.gov/hfstudy/2013-technical-workshops

Thank you for your interest in EPA’s study of the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources.
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The Alternatives for the European Year of Water“>Tuesday, 6 March 2012 in Brussels

Mardi 6 mars 2012 (fr)

EP hearing poster 2

final programme

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 Policy Department A-Economy & Science

Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI)

 Impact of shale gas and shale oil extraction on the environment and on the human health

 Tuesday 28 February 2012 from 15h00 to 18h30- room ASP 3G3

The event is open to the public. Interpretation will be provided in EN-DE-FR-PL

Agenda

 15.00   Welcome and chaired  by MEP Bogusław Sonik, ENVI Rapporteur

 Part 1: Main impacts of the extraction of shale gas and shale oil on the environment

 15.05             Geological impact

Didier Bonijoly, Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières (BRGM) (confirmed)

 15.20             Impact on waters (groundwater and surface water)

Robert B. Jackson, Duke Unsiversity (invited)

 15.35   GHG emissions

Paulina Jaramillo, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University (confirmed)

 

Part 2 Mitigation of impacts on environment

 15.50             Industry best available techniques

Tomasz Maj, Talisman Energy Polska (confirmed)

 16.05             Specific risk to be addressed

John Broderick, Tyndall Centre, University of Manchester (confirmed)

 16.20   Q&A and open discussion

 Part 3 Regulations and requirements

 16.55             Welcome by the Chair of part 3  Shadow Rapporteur

Energy symposium – http://www.rathenau.nl/nieuws/nieuwsberichten/2011/oktober
/symposium-energie-in-2030-naar-een-nieuw-nationaal-verdienmodel.html
Dutch energy will become expensive, more dirty and unreliable following the Rathenau Institution
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http://www.acus.org/

Unconventional Oil And Gas Exploration – conference Brussels organised by the Atlantic Council

 

 

USA  Public Health Conference on Shale Gas Production, Monday, January 9, 2012

What: Epidemiologic and Public Health Consequences of Shale Gas Production: The Missing Link

Where: Arlington, VA

When: Jan 9th, 2012

Why: To explore the potential health impacts of natural gas extraction and hydraulic fracturing. This meeting will

1.     explore research needs and discuss potential research projects

2.     explore legal issues arising from this public health problem and discuss potential legal research projects

3.     explore the clinical care of individuals living in close proximity to well-pads and discuss the development of a protocol for the medical evaluation of such individuals

For more information contact

Jake Hays Program Director Physicians Scientists & Engineers for Healthy Energy
Email: hays@psehealthyenergy.org
Phone: (401) 742 4303 Website: www.psehealthyenergy.org

 

 

 

 

Monday 15th July, 8pm.  Drill Baby Drill –  in Balcombe Victory Hall.  Free entry.

Film screening and discussion with Keith Taylor MEP

Polish fracking campaigners join UK activists in anti-fracking tour
See more at: http://www.keithtaylormep.org.uk/2013/07/11/polish-fracking-campaigners-join-uk-activists-in-anti-fracking-tour/

A farmer who is resisting fracking in his community, and the Polish film director Lech Kowalski are coming to the UK to meet activists fighting against shale gas and oil extraction in their communities.

The farmer, Emil Jablonski is the mayor of Zurawlow, a village in Eastern Poland. He is fighting a campaign against Chevron who plan to drill for gas near his home. Joblonski will meet with members of Frack Free Sussex who are protesting against shale drilling in the Weald Basin.

The Polish activists will meet their British counterparts on Monday (15th July) in Balcombe, Sussex – a village at the forefront of the fight against fracking in the UK. They will then join a tour of Kowalski’s film ‘Drill Baby Drill’ around the South East of England.

See more at: http://www.keithtaylormep.org.uk/2013/07/11/polish-fracking-campaigners-join-uk-activists-in-anti-fracking-tour/#sthash.zsCtOlm8.uZkj9Gfr.dpuf