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Fracking North Conference

Representatives of the fracking industry, and other interested parties, were in Salford on Friday 26th September to attend Fracking North Conference, organised by Govtoday at The Lowry. Frack Free Greater Manchester reviewed the proceedings and argued that ‘this was the … Continue reading

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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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A Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on Fracking

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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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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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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A Human Rights Assessment of Hydraulic Fracturing and Other Unconventional Gas Development in the United Kingdom

Bianca Jagger, Founder and Chair of The Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation BJHRF), has released a report on ‘A Human Rights Assessment of Hydraulic Fracturing and Other Unconventional Gas Development in the United Kingdom’. It calls on the UK government … Continue reading

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

  A Synopsis of A Human Rights Assessment of Hydraulic Fracturing and Other Unconventional Gas Development in the United Kingdom Commissioned by the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation Co-authored by the Global Network for the Study of Human Rights and … Continue reading

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Ecocide and the ‘polluter pays’ principle: the case of fracking

Ecocide and the ‘polluter pays’ principle: the case of fracking

Karen Hulme and Damien Short assess the effectiveness of economic instruments for the prevention of environmental damage. It seems as though the environment is subjected to attacks on its integrity and its viability on a daily basis. In the 1970s … Continue reading

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Small Global: Extreme Energy at Glastonbury 2014 with Greenpeace

Small Global: Extreme Energy at Glastonbury 2014 with Greenpeace

By Natalie Sims and Helle Abelvik-Lawson As part of a broader display about the effects of climate change on the Arctic in the Greenpeace field at Glastonbury this year, D-Fuse and the Extreme Energy Initiative will exhibit Small Global: Extreme … Continue reading

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