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 […]

Climate and health crises driven by factory farms across Europe, says new report

Campaigners urge EU to phase out all factory farms by 2040 Read the report: The Urgent Case to Stop Factory Farms in Europe Brussels, October 8 – Factory-farmed meat production in the EU is on the rise, and is putting the climate and human health at risk according to a new report released today from […]

Open letter: Commission turning blind eye to new GMOs

17 September 2020 88 civil society and farmers organisations from across Europe are today warning the EU Commission is turning a blind eye to new GMOs and demanding EU health and food safety Commissioner Stella Kyriakides keeps new GMOs regulated, in an open letter. The controversial new generation of food genetic engineering techniques should be […]

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. […]

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. […]