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.
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.
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.
Fracking is too bad even for Boris; US political leaders must follow suit
The Guardian is reporting tomorrow that UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will announce a formal, immediate ban on fracking.
Brussels, 31 October 2019 – In one of the last acts of President Juncker’s administration, the European Commission has today backed 55 new climate-damaging fossil fuel projects, as part of a list of priority energy projects  – a move that flies in the face of the climate emergency say Friends of the Earth Europe […]
On Thursday, October 17, it was revealed at a European Commission meeting that the US fracked gas Shannon LNG import terminal is on the European Projects of Common Interest (PCI) list, without assessing climate or sustainability impacts. Two other gas projects connected to Shannon LNG were shown to be taken off the list.
Brussels, 18 October 2019 – Drafts indicate the European Commission will give its support to at least 55 new climate-incompatible fossil gas infrastructure projects across Europe – as part of its new list of priority energy projects known as ‘Projects of Common Interest’ (PCI).
On the eve of international youth-led climate strikes and next week’s United Nations Climate Change Summit, nearly 460 grassroots groups, faith communities, celebrities, activists and organizations from across the world are calling on the United Nations to endorse a worldwide ban on fracking.
On Saturday 14th September local group Frack Free Greater Manchester will combine with national and international campaigners to protest sponsorship of the UK based cycling team by Ineos a major UK fracking and chemical engineering company and Europe’s biggest producer of virgin plastics. Protesters will wear devil masks with the counterfeit of the owner of Ineos, controversial billionaire Jim Ratcliffe, to highlight the “true face” of the Team Ineos sponsor.
Movement seeks to stop #Fracking4Plastics Antwerp expansion: 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.