In this guest post, JOHN ASHTON, the UK’s former chief climate diplomat, urges thousands of people to attend a rally outside the Houses of Parliament tomorrow (Monday). The event, organised by groups including Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace and the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation, will call on […]
Both sides in the fracking debate are lobbying hard as they go into a crucial week. Growing numbers of MPs are backing calls for a moratorium ahead of the first vote on fracking by the House of Commons. Cuadrilla is offering to spend millions to get its planning […]
The latest amendments to the Infrastructure Bill include a new Government clause which would require ministers to ask for guidance on the climate impacts of onshore oil and gas. A group of Lib Dem MPs has submitted a similar amendment.
Two groups of MPs from five political parties will call for a moratorium on fracking when the Infrastructure Bill is debated on Monday (January 26th).
In October 2014, we posted a list of local authorities that have debated motions on fracking and onshore oil and gas drilling. Lots of readers found it useful and some asked for it to be updated. Here’s the latest version. Please let us know if there are councils […]
205 anti-fracking groups from across the UK have signed a letter to David Cameron calling for a ban on hydraulic fracturing.
6th June 2014 New research for Greenpeace in Sussex found two-thirds of respondents wanted a temporary ban on fracking. About three-quarters wanted a public debate on fracking before planning authorities made decisions on whether it should go ahead.