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Victory for Devon beavers

Beavers living in the River Otter will be allowed to remain in the wild after they have been tested for disease, following a historic decision by Natural England to issue a licence to ‘re-introduce’ the under-threat animals.

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Disappointment as Lancashire Council defers Cuadrilla fracking application

Lancashire County Council has today (Wednesday 28 January) deferred the decisions on fracking firm Cuadrilla’s two planning applications in the county. The much-delayed planning decisions were due to be discussed and decided upon over the next three days after the … Continue reading

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D-Day for Devon Beavers

The board of Natural England is being urged by Friends of the Earth to allow Devon’s beavers to remain in the wild, when it meets today [Wednesday 28 January 2015] to discuss the issue.

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Lancashire County Council to decide on fracking applications

Friends of the Earth has today (27 January 2015) called on Lancashire County Council to reject Cuadrilla’s requests to defer the decisions on its two planning applications in the county. The much-delayed planning decisions are due to be discussed and … Continue reading

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Natural Capital report highlights need for urgent government action

The call today (27 January 2015) from the Government’s Natural Capital Committee (NCC) to tackle air pollution, improve farming’s green track record and create new urban green space and wetlands, has been welcomed by Friends of the Earth. However, the … Continue reading

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Revealed: secret Government-Industry plans to circumvent fracking opposition

We’ve always known that the Government and the fracking industry were working hand-in-glove to get shale gas started in the UK. At times, the Government seems more gung ho about fracking than the industry itself.



	
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Public pressure forces Government retreat on fracking

The Coalition Government was forced to retreat over its fracking plans in Parliament today following widespread concerns from MPs across the political spectrum. However, Friends of the Earth repeated its call for an outright ban, saying the concessions do not … Continue reading

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10 reasons why now’s the time to say no to fracking

It’s a big week for fracking. On Wednesday Lancashire Council will vote on fracking plans that will determine whether Britain stays frack free.