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Fieldnote from the fracking frontier

To give you all a feel for the (often heroic) battles for environmental justice happening on the ground – here’s a recent field report from a group trying to prevent …

Fracking ban expanding in Spanish regions

By Amaranta Herrero Fracking, or hydraulic fracture is a technique to extract shale gas in which rock is fractured by drilling a well and injecting a pressurized toxic liquid made of …

Rosia Montana is saved… but fractivists in Romania still under attack from Chevron

By Amanda Blank Environmentalism is a relatively new phenomenon in post-communist countries such as Romania. But mobilizations over gold mining and fracking in the country has shown that communities are willing …

The Pope says NOPE (Not on Planet Earth) to Fracking and Mega-mining

Pope Francisco welcomed a group of Argentineans, including an EJOLT member,  Antonio Gustavo Gomez, an Attorney General from Argentina, yesterday on November 11th, 2013, in the Vatican. The meeting lasted …

Fracking Under Fire, From Canada to Romania

By Amanda Blank In many communities sitting on top of shale gas reserves, initial enthusiasm over domestic drilling is quickly transformed into inflamed opposition from citizens and officials who express health, …

MEPs putting the brakes on fracking in Europe

By Geraldine Ring from Fracking Free Ireland (Brussels) The European Parliament’s Environment Committee took on board concerns from their constituents on July 11 by voting in favour of an amendment to the …

Fracking: activists occupy Chevron in Poland

Peasants from local communities are occupying a piece of land to prevent the installation of Chevron for the exploration and exploitation of shale gas in the region of Zurawlow, Poland. The Polish shale-gas reserves used to be the most …

Unburnable fuels and the myth of shale-gas in Europe

By Nick Meynen. The scene in the film Gasland, where landowner Mike Markham ignites gas mixed with water from a running water tap in his home mobilized more people than …

Climate Justice: new hope for radical action on climate change

By Nick Meynen. In the last two decades, momentum for action on climate change rose before 1997 (Kyoto Protocol), and before 2009 (Copenhagen Agreement) – followed by a sharp drop afterwards. …

Don’t frack the Basque Country! (conflicts around gas extraction by fracking)

By Leire Urkidi. Leave the gas under the grass or in Basque: Utzi bakean, ta gasa lurrean! The plans started in 2006 but it was not until October 2011 when the president …

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