Author Archives: damiens

Fracking: Committee on Climate Change report review by Paul Mobbs

After three months delay, and amidst the post-Chilcot furore, DECC have decided to publish the Committee on Change’s report on unconventional oil and gas exploitation in Britain. The report and government’s response available here — <https://www.gov.uk/government/news/committee-on-climate-change-report-and-government-response-on-the-compatibility-of-uk-onshore-petroleum-with-meeting-the-uks-carbon-budgets> On a quick reading … Continue reading

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Report Launch: Policing of Barton Moss Protection Camp

A REPORT ON THE POLICING OF THE BARTON MOSS COMMUNITY PROTECTION CAMP TUESDAY 19TH APRIL 2016 AT 18:00 SPEAKERS INCLUDE: JENNY JONES BARONESS JONES OF MOULSECOOMB MATT FOOT SOLICITOR, BIRNBERG PEIRCE & PARTNERS DR JOANNA GILMORE UNIVERSITY OF YORK DR … Continue reading

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Extreme Energy: a message from down under

Dr Mariann Lloyd-Smith (Australia):  Dr Lloyd-Smith is a Senior Advisor at IPEN (International POPs Elimination Network) and for the National Toxics Network (NTN) Inc, a community based network working to ensure a toxic-free future for all.  NTN was formed in 1993 … Continue reading

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Dr Mariann Lloyd-Smith: Latest evidence against underground coal gasification (UCG)

Thursday 15th October 4pm-5.30pm Senate House, Malet Street, London  – Room 243 Dr Mariann Lloyd-Smith (Australia):  Dr Lloyd-Smith is a Senior Advisor at IPEN (International POPs Elimination Network) and for the National Toxics Network (NTN) Inc, a community based network working … Continue reading

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A Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on Fracking

It was announced today (23rd July 2015) that a coalition of human rights lawyers and academics has been granted an opportunity to put fracking on trial at hearings to be held by The Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal (PPT) in the UK … Continue reading

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Extreme Energy Initiative Director on RTUK

Dr Damien Short was interviewed in the midst of the Lancashire planning hearings last week (Friday 26th June).

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Problematic Planning Officer Reports in Lancs Fracking Applications

Below is a copy of the letter I sent to Lancashire County Council following my appearance at the pre-meetings last week…. ‘Problematic Planning Officer Report: ‘Appendix 17 Public Health’ [Planning applications by Cuadrilla Bowland Limited to drill at Preston New … Continue reading

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Extreme Energy, ‘Fracking’ and Human Rights: A New Field for Human Rights Impact Assessments?

Following our co-authored report for the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation, this is the second output from the Extreme Energy Initiative’s research project on the human rights implications of fracking. Abstract This paper explores the potential human rights impacts of … Continue reading

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Ecologist article: Fracking is driving UK civil and political rights violations

Extreme energy in the UK is arousing extreme reactions, write Jess Elliot & Damien Short. On the one side stand citizens committed to preserving the quality of the local and global environment. And against them, a government determined to let … Continue reading

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Full Report: ‘A Human Rights Assessment of Hydraulic Fracturing and Other Unconventional Gas Development in the United Kingdom’

The Report is “a preliminary account of the human rights implications of fracking” in the UK and argues that, due to a range of potentially adverse and serious impacts on human health and the environment, “the UK Government has a … Continue reading

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