Hazel Draper

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What is behind this fracking mania? Unbridled machismo

If you're a local protester, they call you a nimby; if you come from outside, they call you rent-a-mob. You can't win – and that's the point. The protests against fracking companies are proving so effective that the technique is likely to become inviable in the UK, and the corporate press is in …

New Mexico county bans fracking

In one New Mexico county, water has won out over oil.<p>Mora County, N.M., has become the first county in the United States to ban hydraulic fracturing, …

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3.1 GW Of Fossil Fuel Power Plants To Be Shut Down In Germany — No Longer Competitive

<b>Published on</b> August 18th, 2013 | <i>by Dr. Karl-Friedrich Lenz</i><p>106<p>3.1 GW Of Fossil Fuel Power Plants To Be Shut Down In Germany — No Longer …

Love your Nannas? The Knitting Nannas against Gas have emerged as a brilliantly creative force against the unconventional gas industry. Now with their very own UK Chapter (based in Balcombe), Australian Nannas make their voices heard by knitting gracefully outside protest sites, at court appearances of those arrested - even at the offices of local politicians (it drives elected representatives crazy). Watch this excellent new video on the Australian Nannas here - https://vimeo.com/73063471 UK Nannas are a regular feature of the Balcombe Community Protection camp; said one recently: "Our soft drives are what make us hard women" Support your Nannas! Give their Facebook page the big thumbs up here - https://www.facebook.com/KnittingNannasAgainstGas Or come and pay our UK Nannas a visit: www.greatgasgala.org "Since being a knitting Nanna I've had more hugs from young men than I have in the last 30 years!"

CaCC Trade Union

New resources<p>'Why workers should oppose fracking' and a leaflet on trade union branch affiliation.<p>Support the fight against climate change<p>Find out …

Climate

Fracking: The great debate

The statements below were made by David Cameron, a fracking enthusiast, and the Green Party MP for Brighton Pavilion, Caroline Lucas, who was …

Meet Prof Fisher ... he managed to give an interview to The Courier Newspaper (covers Calderdale) as an impartial expert that extended over two pages yet never once mentioned his history of extensive business/financial links to those engaged in fracking ... well done Prof Fisher you have made it into our Evidently Dodgy Modelling Catalogue !

Reclaim the Power – Crossing the great divide: climate and poverty

<b>In her guest blog , Ruth London of Fuel Poverty Action, argues the Reclaim the Power camp marked a sea change for climate politics.</b><p>The Reclaim the …

Fossil Fuels

Liberal Democrats blast environmental damage caused by fracking

Nick Clegg's Liberal Democrats have poured scorn on George Osborne's push for a shale gas revolution in the UK, saying the process of fracking has caused extensive environmental damage and water pollution in the US.<p>The comments, in official policy papers, come as a new Opinium/<i>Observer</i> poll shows …

Green MP Caroline Lucas arrested over Balcombe fracking protest

Green Party MP Caroline Lucas is among several protesters arrested by police at the fracking site in Balcombe, West Sussex.<p>Green Party MP for Brighton Pavillion, <b>Caroline Lucas</b> has been arrested after staging a protest outside the gates of energy firm Cuadrilla's drilling site in Balcombe, West …

Green Party

Fracking: the Battle of Balcombe is far from over

What do bloody clashes on the streets of Cairo have in common with anti-fracking protests against the Cuadrilla exploration rig in rural West Sussex? At a stretch, what links the Battle of Balcombe, which so outrages Tory Fleet Street, with harassment of the Guardian over Edward Snowden's …