Fossil fuel support undermines government efforts for low-carbon future
Government must make domestic energy efficiency a national spending priority.
Britain calls for global coal phase-out at climate talks; yet greenlights fracking and opencast coalmining
Britain calls for global coal phase-out at the climate talks happening in Bonn today, yet greenlights fracking in Yorkshire and opencast coalmining in Northumberland. Isn’t this just hypocritical?
Friends of the Earth and community campaigners are calling on Greg Clark MP, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, not to give final consent to allow fracking to go ahead in Lancashire, as drilling is reported at Preston New Road today.
Over half of people surveyed (54%) still believe fracking to be unsafe, despite long-term efforts from the industry to sell the controversial process to the county.
Campaigners hail UNISON decision as Greater Manchester Pension Fund faces more pressure to ditch fossil fuels
Fossil Free Greater Manchester (FFGM) today hailed UNISON’s decision that local authority pension funds should stop investing in fossil fuels. UNISON members took the decision at their annual conference in Brighton.
Two out of three Lancashire residents oppose Conservative manifesto proposal to allow non-fracking drilling without planning permission
News release: Australian campaigners visit Manchester to share secret to beating the fracking industry
Budget: Chancellor silent on UK air pollution scandal – and pledges more climate-wrecking oil and gas extraction
Revealed: Cuadrilla planning to start drilling without completing groundwater monitoring as required by law
A Friends of the Earth investigation has revealed that fracking company Cuadrilla are planning to start drilling in Lancashire in the next few weeks before completing the 12 months of groundwater monitoring required by law.