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What happened to the Airplot?

Posted by sgelmini — 25 June 2015 at 5:18pm - Comments
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There's a story on the Guardian website today which has thrown up questions about what happened to the land that we bought some years ago to block plans for a third runway at Heathrow. It claims that the land was sold back to its original owner (which is true, and with good reason) and that we didn't publicise this (which is also true, also with good reason).

Fracking deadlock: Will Lancashire councillors stay strong against the fracking industry?

Posted by LiamBB — 25 June 2015 at 2:57pm - Comments
Don't frack our future
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Local protests at Preston Town Hall earlier this week

As I write this, the Lancashire County Council planning committee charged with approving or rejecting Cuadrilla’s applications to frack for shale gas in the county, is at a stalemate. With seven members of its fifteen moving to approve the application at Preston New Road, seven standing to reject it, and one councillor abstaining, the vote - which was expected to be decided on Wednesday - has been delayed until Monday.

Fracking industry claims talks up job boom - but it's just more hot air

Posted by Richard Casson — 19 June 2015 at 12:10pm - Comments
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The North West Energy Task Force has been at it again. In the final days before Lancashire Council takes a critical decision over fracking, the Task Force’s PR team has fired into life and launched a new round of ads evangelising the benefits of shale gas.

UPDATE: It's time for Standard Chartered to come clean on the Reef

Posted by Danielle Boobyer — 18 June 2015 at 2:12pm - Comments
Standard Chartered logo with drowning clownfish. Background shows reef
by-nc. Credit: Emily Buchanan

Just a few weeks ago we started this campaign by asking a very simple question: is Standard Chartered helping to find money for one of the planet’s most destructive fossil fuel projects that threatens the Great Barrier Reef? We asked this question in front of Standard Chartered’s shareholders at their AGM in London. 

Rally against fracking in Lancashire - Preston, 23 June 9am - 7pm

Posted by Richard Casson — 17 June 2015 at 11:58am - Comments
Lancashire County Councillors greeted with anti-fracking message
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On Wednesday, Lancashire County Council will be deciding whether to approve Cuadrilla’s plans to frack at sites in Lancashire. On the eve of their decision, hundreds of us from across Lancashire will gather outside the council offices in Preston to tell the council to keep fracking out of Lancashire.

Come and join us! Read on for all the logistical information you need.

Which MPs have spoken out against fracking? Here are a few to keep an eye on

Posted by Anonymous — 15 June 2015 at 12:29pm - Comments
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From left to right: Jason McCartney, Caroline Lucas, Cat Smith, Mark Williams, Liz Saville Roberts, Stuart McDonald

In the run up to last month’s election, Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth teamed up to launch the Frack Free Promise – a political pledge that candidates could sign on to and promise to oppose fracking.

In pictures: Protect the wondrous Great Barrier Reef on World Oceans Day

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 5 June 2015 at 2:17pm - Comments
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Dendronephthya Soft Corals, Acropora Coral and Fairy Basslets. Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia

It’s World Oceans Day and some of the most stunning underwater photos you'll see are taken in the Great Barrier Reef. The largest living thing on Earth, the Reef stretches over 2,600 kilometers, has over 900 islands and can even be seen from outer space.

Fracking: Where next after the election?

Posted by Louise Hutchins... — 2 June 2015 at 2:09pm - Comments
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A frack free zone sign pinned to railings in front of Blackpool Tower

With the election out of the way, we have to assume that it won’t be long before David Cameron tries to put his foot on the accelerator to go "all out for shale gas".

Why is Greenpeace India having to fight a Government crackdown?

Posted by Sondhya Gupta — 28 May 2015 at 1:06pm - Comments
Tiger roaring government crackdown equals greenpeace shutdown Join the fightback
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Government crackdown = greenpeace shutdown

Why is Greenpeace India on the receiving end of a government crackdown?

Over the last 15 years, Greenpeace India has had some important victories. We have worked to get clean air, clean water and clean energy for the country. In doing so, we have challenged the fossil fuel industry and held some corporations accountable. Sometimes, we disagreed with the government too. This has now earned us the wrath of India's Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

A song of oil, ice and fire

Posted by Ellen Booth — 27 May 2015 at 3:03pm - Comments
Still image taken from the film 'A song of oil, ice and fire'
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British artists KennardPhillipps have created a new version of the painting 'An Arctic Summer: Boring Through the Pack in Melville Bay' by William Bradford. It shows an oil pipeline spill and rig explosion.

What would our world look like if the oil industry gets its way in the Arctic? That’s what we faced up to as we created our latest short film to challenge Shell, which could begin drilling in Arctic waters in just five weeks’ time.

‘A Song of Oil, Ice and Fire’ exposes how Shell’s greedy plan to drill for oil in the Arctic will jeopardise this unique place. It features classic American landscapes and reimagines them as destroyed by Shell and the oil industry. We wanted to evoke a powerful sense of what Shell is prepared to risk just to line its own pockets.