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Ineos’ Chequered Environmental Track Record in Europe

The petrochemical company Ineos is transforming into a dominant UK fossil fuel firm with oil and gas extraction, storage, processing and pipeline assets. Since its 1998 inception, Ineos has rapidly assembled a sprawling corporate empire by snapping up chemical factories and companies. But it also has garnered a chequered environmental record in its aggressive climb to become one of the world’s largest chemical conglomerates.

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Common Resources Europe

Food & Water Europe’s Hydrocarbon Toolkit

The goal of this toolkit is to provide legal arguments to activists in the European Union (EU) against the exploration and extraction of hydrocarbons (e.g., shale gas/oil, tight gas/oil, coal-bed methane) by referring to relevant articles of existing and binding EU law.

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Common Resources Europe

Chemical Billionaire’s Bid for Fossil Fuel Empire: Ineos Corporate Profile

The private and secretive chemical company Ineos has been leading the charge the environmentally destructive method of fracking to the United Kingdom (UK) and mainland Europe. It’s a return to the past. Find out what we need to do.

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Europe

The Trans-Atlantic Plastics Pipeline: How Pennsylvania’s Fracking Boom Crosses the Atlantic

America’s oil and gas rush is now coming to Europe, polluting both sides of the pond, contributing to climate change and threatening coastal wildlife.

Over the past decade, the U.S. fossil fuel industry has surged by employing new techniques and technologies that combine horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) to extract oil and gas from shale and other underground rock formations. Fracking causes many negative public health and environmental impacts and injects large quantities of water, sand and chemicals under high pressure to release oil or gas tightly held in rock layers.

European countries must protect the environment and public health and reject America’s headlong rush to fracking and cracking pollution and environmental damage.

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Europe food

¿UN PAÍS PARA CERDOS?

La industria española del porcino supone el 37 por ciento del total de la producción ganadera, y el 14 por ciento de la producción agraria total, generando alrededor de 6 millones de euros en 2014.

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Europe food

SPAIN, TOWARDS A PIG FACTORY FARM NATION?

In Spain, the pork industry accounts for 37 per cent of total livestock production and for 14 per cent of total agricultural production, generating some €6 million in revenue in 2014.

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Europe food Water

Fracking and the Food System

The oil and gas industry likes to promote fracking as a boon to farmers and rural communities, but the dream often turns into a nightmare.

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Europe food

Antibiotics Resistance 101

Tetracycline. Penicillin. Amoxicillin. Antibiotics are life-saving tools in our medicine chest, but we all have good reason to worry that we’re losing them. Bacteria that make us sick are adapting to resist even our best drugs, so when we get sick it’s harder to find a medicine to help us get well. Medical authorities call […]

Fracking Business (as Usual)

This report clearly outlines the problems with the European Commission’s soft-touch approach to the incipient fracking industry in Europe.

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Corporate Control in Animal Science Research

Food & Water Europe exposes the enormous influence that corporate drug companies play in the peer-reviewed science surrounding risky veterinary drug