Global Environmental Activists Ask UN to Support Worldwide Fracking Ban

Environmental activists, public health professionals and campaigners fighting fracking, climate change, petrochemicals and plastic pollution met with the UN to discuss the harms and threats of gas drilling.

NGOs call for less and better meat, dairy and eggs in the Farm to Fork Strategy

Brussels — Ahead of the European Commission’s Farm to Fork Strategy, Food & Water Europe and 19 other NGOs wrote to key Commissioners and Commission Vice-President Timmermans to call on them to recognise and address the need to reduce and improve the production and consumption of meat, dairy and eggs in the strategy.

EU Ombudsman Opens Inquiry Into Lack of Climate Assessment for Fossil Gas Projects

Activists push for scrutiny of subsidized fossil gas Projects of Common Interest list Brussels—On Wednesday, 12 February, the European Parliament voted in favour of the 4th list of so-called Projects of Common Interest (PCI) list, which includes 55 fossil gas projects, some of which are directly linked to imported fracked gas from the United States. […]

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EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT OKAYS NEW ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE INCLUDING 55 FOSSIL FUEL PROJECTS

But movement growing for end to gas FRIENDS OF THE EARTH EUROPE, FOOD & WATER EUROPE Brussels/Strasbourg, 12 February 2020 – A quarter of MEPs today voted in favour of a resolution to reject the EU’s proposed list of priority energy infrastructure, including 55 fossil gas projects, though this was insufficient to veto the list. […]

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HOLLYWOOD STAR MARK RUFFALO IMPLORES EU: NO GREEN DEAL WITH FRACKED GAS

Food & Water Europe, Friends of the Earth Europe Brussels, 5 February 2020 – One of the world’s most famous actors and activists, Mark Ruffalo, who plays “The Hulk”, has today weighed into Europe’s climate debate, urging members of the European Parliament in Brussels to vote against a list of priority EU energy infrastructure projects […]

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SHANNON LNG – Just Transition and Employment in Ireland’s South-West

The Shannon LNG terminal proposed for Ballylongford, Co. Kerry has received political and business support as a potential source of jobs for this rural area. However, the climate impact of the LNG terminal, which would import climate-hostile and environmentally destructive fracked gas from the US, has called the terminal’s acceptability into serious doubt.

MEPS FAIL TO REJECT HARMFUL FOSSIL FUEL PRIORITY ENERGY PROJECTS

MEPs on the European Parliament’s Energy Committee (ITRE) have failed to reject the EU’s list of priority energy projects in a vote today, despite it containing dozens of new harmful fossil fuel projects incompatible with the Paris climate agreement.

NGOs Accuse EU Commission of Breaking Climate Rules over Shannon LNG

Representatives from NGO’s in Europe and the United States have formally accused the EU Commission of breaking its own rules when it approved support for fracked gas import terminals across Europe. The groups have formally requested a review of the decision from the Director General Commissioner of Energy over concerns that the construction on new gas infrastructure to facilitate trade deals with the United States would wreak havoc on the global climate.

Climate Groups Demand Halt to Cork Fracked Gas Projects

A coalition of international climate activist groups released a letter today demanding that the Port of Cork cancel its arrangement with NextDecade to build fracked gas infrastructure in the Cork harbour.

Tories Halt Fracking in England: How Do We Win a Permanent Ban?

It was a shocking reversal in British politics: Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party unveiled a halt to fracking in the UK with a policy that would essentially stop fracking in England. The move was similar to the Scottish government’s announcement in October that it would not support fracking there.