• Posts Tagged ‘government’

    Why the UK government’s fracking payout claim is just not true

    by  • August 12, 2016 • News

    FROM GREENPEACE: On Friday evening, just after 6pm, government spin doctors sent select media an email with a big fracking announcement. Theresa May has re-written Osborne’s plans to ensure local people benefit directly from fracking. “Communities could receive up to 10% of tax revenues derived from shale exploration in their area to spend on...

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    What happened to the UK shale gas report?

    by  • June 9, 2016 • News

    Letters from The Guardian: Janet Russell asks the right question (Letters, May 30). What has happened to the report on shale gas by the UK Climate Change Committee (CCC)? When Professor Cowern and I gave evidence in February, we were assured that the report would be published no later than May. We have also...

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    UK to allow fracking companies to use ‘any substance’ under homes

    by  • October 22, 2014 • News

    Proposed amendment in Infrastructure Bill would make mockery of world class shale gas regulation claims, campaigners say… The UK government plans to allow fracking companies to put “any substance” under people’s homes and property and leave it there, as part of the Infrastructure Bill which will be debated by the House of Lords on...

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    If we can’t change our economic system, our number’s up

    by  • May 28, 2014 • News

    It’s simple. If we can’t change our economic system, our number’s up. It’s the great taboo of our age – and the inability to discuss the pursuit of perpetual growth will prove humanity’s undoing. Let us imagine that in 3030BC the total possessions of the people of Egypt filled one cubic metre. Let us propose...

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    Somerset Flood concern raised over fracking

    by  • February 10, 2014 • News

    Concerns have been raised over the risks of giving “fracking” the go-ahead in flood-prone areas of the UK, as parts of the country face continued flooding. Greenpeace said licences had been given to companies to potentially drill for shale gas and oil in some of the areas of Somerset that have been hit by...

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