A secret Government report into fracking could “call into question the industry’s viability” – says Greenpeace

The British government has refused to release an internal report on the prospects of shale gas for fear that it could “call into question the industry’s viability” – says Greenpeace. The Implementation Unit Report on Shale Gas, produced by the Cabinet Office in 2016, forecast 155 fracking wells across the country by 2025 — far […]

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Diesel free London is the "only way" to control toxic pollutants – says Greenpeace

A new IPPR report supported by Greenpeace shows that diesel vehicles are responsible for nearly 40% of all NO2 (nitrogen dioxide) emissions in London and need to be comprehensively tackled with a view to phasing them out, in order to ensure air pollution is brought to safe levels. Bad quality air is the second most […]

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Fracking WILL go ahead in Lancashire after landmark Government announcement

Sajid Javid – the Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government – has overruled Lancashire Council’s decision to reject fracking at two sites in Lancashire. The council had voted against the controversial method for extracting shale gas last year, after it received more than 18,000 objections. Javid has now given the go ahead for drilling exploration to start […]

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Greenpeace installs life-like fracking rig at Parliament Square

Greenpeace has installed a life-like ten-metre fracking rig and drill at Parliament Square to ‘bring the local impacts of fracking to the heart of democracy’. A new Populus poll released today by Greenpeace shows that nearly two-thirds (62%) of people in the UK think their local council, not central government departments, should decide whether to […]

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'The best of our wildlife' can be fracked

In the Government’s draft regulations on protected areas for shale development, it’s been confirmed that companies will be allowed to drill in the ‘best of our wildlife, geological and  physiographical heritage for the benefit of present and future generations.’ This is the Government’s own definition of sites of Special Scientific Interest. There are over 4,000 SSSIs in England, covering around 8% of the country. […]

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