EU Ombudswoman Acknowledges Commission’s Climate Failures Heavily subsidized fossil gas projects lack real climate impacts analysis

Brussels, 19 November 2020 In a final decision published today, the EU Ombudswoman confirmed that since 2013 the EU Commission has failed to conduct adequate climate/sustainability assessments for the fossil gas projects on the Projects of Common Interest (PCI) list. Initially, the EU Commission ignored any climate impacts of PCI projects, and in 2019 the […]

Carbon Capture and Storage: An Expensive and Unproven False Solution

We must take bold and uncompromising action to stave off the worst effects of climate change. If the planet warms more than 1.5 degrees Celsius, increased temperatures could cause irreversible damage, potentially making parts of the world uninhabitable this century. A central false solution to climate change is Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), which describes […]

Irish High Court quashes planning permission for PCI list Shannon LNG project

09 November 2020  Washington/Brussels/Dublin – After a long legal battle, Irish activists achieved a major High Court victory on the Shannon LNG terminal project, owned by the US company New Fortress Energy, which would deliver fracked gas to European markets. Back in 2018, the Irish planning authority An Bord Pleanála extended the 2008 planning permission […]

International Movement Seeks to Stop #Fracking4Plastics Antwerp Expansion

Environmental groups ask Flemish Environment Minister and Regions4 Climate Network’s Vice-President to reject permit for Ineos Project One  Brussels, 15 October 2020 A new expansion plan championed by petrochemical company Ineos, which would further deepen the environmentally disastrous connection between the plastics industry and the US fracking boom, is drawing international opposition. In 2016, Ineos […]

New Irish Government Vows to Ban Imports of Fracked Gas and Cease Support for Shannon LNG Terminal

Move marks major milestone in Irish anti-fracking campaign

One step away from full victory: Draft programme for next Irish government rejects fracked gas import terminals

Dublin, 15 June 2020 After weeks of behind the scenes negotiations, a leaked draft programme for the next Irish Government seeks to stop all proposed fracked gas imports, including the controversial Shannon LNG terminal. If approved by party members, these commitments would represent a substantial victory for climate activists and anti-fracking campaigners around the world. […]

Broad Opposition to Bailout Request of #Fracking4Plastics Company Ineos

Prominent activists, scientists, and groups urge COP26 hosts to side with the climate and environment – while prioritising long term stability for workers through green jobs London – A request for £500m in state support by petrochemical and fracking company Ineos – partly owned by billionaire and tax exile Jim Ratcliffe, is drawing international opposition. […]

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