• ‘Breakthrough’ At Midnight: UN Climate Talks Agree To Delay Paris Rules Until 2018 (As Expected)

    • Date: 19/11/16
    • Alister Doyle and Megan Rowling, Reuters

    Nearly 200 nations agreed around midnight on Friday to work out the rules for a landmark 2015 global deal to tackle climate change within two years in a new sign of international support for a pact opposed by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. At the end of two-week talks on global warming in Marrakesh, which were […]

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  • Nottinghamshire County Council Approves Shale Gas Drilling

    • Date: 15/11/16
    • Jemma Page, Nottingham Post

    Nottinghamshire has moved a significant step closer to fracking being carried out within the county after the a planning application for shale gas drilling was approved. Island Gas Energy has been given the green light by Nottinghamshire County Council to drill two wells to explore the commercial viability of a potential shale deposit 3,500 metres below Misson Springs, […]

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  • ‘We Support Fracking’ Says Steelworkers Union

    • Date: 14/11/16
    • Lancashire Evening Post

    A leading steelworkers’ union has backed plans for fracking, saying it could boost the steel industry and support thousands of jobs. Community signed a partnership agreement with UKOOG, the body that represents the UK onshore oil and gas industry, to promote domestic production of oil and gas. The agreement says the UK will have a […]

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  • Scottish Government Lays Foundation For Shale Revolution

    • Date: 10/11/16
    • Simon Johnson, The Daily Telegraph

    Fracking could generate billions of pounds and thousands of jobs for the Scottish economy with only a minute risk of earthquakes, according to research published by SNP ministers. Research conducted by KPMG for the Scottish Government found allowing the extraction of shale gas could attract up to £6.5 billion of investment up to 2062 and […]

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  • Theresa May Congratulates Donald Trump On His Victory

    • Date: 09/11/16
    • The Spectator

    The Prime Minister has issued a statement congratulating Donald Trump on his election as the next President of the United States. In this, Theresa May says she looks forward to working with Trump to ‘ensure the security and prosperity of our nations in the years ahead’. ‘Britain and the United States have an enduring and […]

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  • Green Party Activists Hope High Court Will Ban Fracking In Britain

    • Date: 05/11/16
    • Victoria Prest, The Yorkshire Press

    The Government’s High Court loss over over Brexit should give hope to North Yorkshire’s anti-fracking campaigners, it has been claimed. Judges yesterday went against the Government’s position on Brexit, insisting that MPs should have a vote over Article 50, and only Parliament has the power to trigger Britain’s EU exit procedure. On a visit to […]

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  • UK Steelworkers’ Union Clashes With Labour Over Fracking

    • Date: 03/11/16
    • Ben Webster, The Times

    A steelworkers’ union has accused Labour of ignoring the needs of “fragile communities” that are short of jobs by pledging to ban fracking. Community will become the second union with strong links to the party to denounce its anti-fracking policy. In September the GMB union described Labour’s proposed ban as “madness”, saying it would leave […]

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  • Labour Council Bitterly Opposed To Fracking Demands Share Of £1 Billion Shale Tax Profits

    • Date: 02/11/16
    • Steve Hawkes, The Sun

    Lancashire County Council has been accused of rank hypocrisy after telling the Treasury it wants to cash in A Labour-led council bitterly opposed to fracking is demanding its share of a £1 billion tax pot from Britain’s shale gas revolution. Lancashire County Council has been accused of rank hypocrisy after telling the Treasury it wants to cash in […]

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