In a victory for grassroots activists, the government has put a stop to fracking in England following a report concluding that tremors cannot be controlled. While it’s not yet fully banned, the science suggests it’s unlikely to be revived.
With ‘easy to reach’ oil and gas running out, fracking has been pushed as a way to plug the gap. But climate change means we can’t afford to dig up yet more polluting fuels. We need to switch to renewable energy instead.
For nearly a decade, people across the country have stood against the companies and ministers which have tried to get fracking off the ground. That fracking has been halted across the UK is a testament to their dedication, commitment and creativity.
When fracking firm Cuadrilla was granted permission to frack for gas in Lancashire toward the end of last year, the company’s bosses probably hoped it would be the moment the anti-fracking movement gave up and fell silent. Instead, it’s only strengthened the resolve of local people. Since the start…
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Our climate is breaking down. Rising seas and extreme weather events are putting tens of millions of people around the world at direct risk. And younger generations are being robbed of their future on a healthy, liveable planet. So we need the government to declare a Climate Emergency and take…
Although one issue will dominate the upcoming general election, our next government will still need to get to grips with a number of urgent environmental issues. Not least of these will be action on climate change.
Our climate is breaking down. Rising seas and extreme weather events are costing lives and putting tens of millions of people around the world at risk. And younger generations are being robbed of their future on a healthy, liveable planet. But climate change also presents an opportunity to change the way we live so we improve things for us and the planet.