A frack free zone sign pinned to railings in front of Blackpool Tower, Lancashire
Today marks a new low in the government's plan to force fracking on the UK.
In a move that makes a mockery out of the government’s claim to champion local democracy, Westminster politicians have overturned Lancashire council’s decision to block fracking -- and decided that fracking firm Cuadrilla should be allowed to drill.
Posted by Mal Chadwick — 5 October 2016 at 12:12pm
Everyone knows the story.
Miles below the seabed, a cement seal fails. A rig explodes. Smoke fills the sky, oil stains the sea, and 11 people never make it home. Ashen-faced execs stumble through press conferences. Rubber-gloved hands scrub poison from seabirds’ wings. Everyone solemnly agrees this must not happen again.
Last week I spoke at an event in Parliament to discuss "Shale Gas and Climate Change."
The event was hosted by the All-Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group (APPCCG) which is a coalition of lots of different people who have an interest in climate change. It’s been running for over 15 years, raising awareness of the threat of climate change and promoting policies to counter it.
Posted by Martin Vainstein — 8 September 2016 at 10:45am
Despite facing mega dams, colonialism and more than 500 years of violence and neglect, the Munduruku People have stayed strong and continued fighting for justice. Here’s a brief insight from their General Chief Arnaldo Kaba Munduruku, from his recent visit to the UK to work alongside Greenpeace.
David Cameron may be gone but he still has a legacy - the Conservative Manifesto. It might not sound the most fun, but the pledges that the Conservatives made in the 2015 General Election still govern and guide their policies today, even with Theresa May now in charge.
Here are 5 key pledges the Government made in 2015 that they must remember and deliver on now: