Picture post: Blockade at Horse Hill and campaign speakers at Preston New Road – DRILL OR DROP?

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Blockade of the Horse Hill site in Surrey, 20 August 2018. Photo: RodHarbinson.com Ten people were arrested when opponents of operations to explore for oil in southern England blocked the entrance to the site of the so-called Gatwick Gusher at Horse Hill in Surrey. The site operator, Horse Hill Developments Ltd, is testing the flow of...

Perhaps the worst policy botch ever – DON AITKIN

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There is one over-arching imperative about the National Energy Guarantee: there must be agreement. The Prime Minister says so. The Leader of the Opposition says so. The media say so. The reason is quite clear. Once there is agreement the energy issue can be put aside for a while, and people can get on with...

Don’t subsidize coal; just stop trying to kill it off

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When President Trump speaks Tuesday on energy policy, he is speaking on an industry utterly changed in the past 20 years. At the turn of the century, Americans fretted over how much we depended on foreign oil. We worried so much about running out of gas that import terminals were built so that foreign firms...

Disorganized, unrealistic and ready to spend tax dollars: Jim Womack wants to take Oil and Gas Commission on expensive field trip

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Areas targeted for fracking: The Dan River Basin (Stokes and Rockingham counties); the Deep River Basin (11 counties in central and southern NC) and the small Davie Basin (Yadkin and Davie counties) Map: NC DEQ Jim Womack must believe he’s playing with house money. The chairman of the NC Oil and Gas Commission, Womack yesterday...

Events diary – August 2018 onward – DRILL OR DROP?

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50 events in August 2018 about UK fracking, onshore oil and gas and campaigning, including: Decision meetings in Lincolnshire and Surrey; First anniversary Green Monday at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site; Publication of latest government figures on attitudes to shale gas; EarthFirst summer gathering; Plus meetings, gatherings and information events. Please let us…...

Australia’s fossil fuel export trilemma

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Australia has been ranked as the worst-performing country in the world on climate action, according to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Index. In addition to having one of the world’s highest per capita domestic carbon emissions, the main reason Australia has fallen to dead last is that the SDG Index now factors in Australia’s colossal...

Accordo USA-UE sui dazi: cosa cambia per la soia OGM

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Accordo USA-UE sui dazi: importeremo soia OGM e shale gas dall’America? Firmato ieri l’accordo tra Donald Trump e Jean-Claude Juncker per mettere fine alla guerra dei dazi, tra le conseguenze c’è la promessa dell’UE di importare più soia dagli USA. Raggiunto ieri l’accordo tra Stati Uniti e Unione Europea che apre la strada alla pace...

VIBERT: Collegiality among Tories is in tatters

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Politics, like rock ’n’ roll, is a vicious game. Sincere apologies to Myles Goodwyn for another clumsy lift of his iconic lyric, but the Conservative leadership race has gotten downright nasty. The last vestiges of feigned collegiality lie in tatters at the feet of the leading contenders. It may not be good for the near-term...

Fracking on CA public lands

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Now: Speak out against fracking on public lands in California today! Bakersfield, Calif. – The Trump Administration today (actually 8/8/18) launched a 30-day public comment period on the environmental and public health impacts of hydraulic fracking in central California. The move is the first step in a process that will decide whether to allow the controversial...

¿Cuándo podremos vivir de los bosques sin talarlos?

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Ilustración: Juan Ruiz En 7 municipios amazónicos (San Vicente del Caguán, Cartagena del Chairá, La Macarena, Calamar, El Retorno, Solano y San José del Guaviare) está casi la mitad de pérdida de bosque del país. Por: Gabriela Eslava Bejarano* “El árbol no me va a dar de comer y necesito esa tierra para sembrar” dice...

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