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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 …

Global frackdown on fracking companies: 22 September (www.globalfrackdown.org)

By Maxime Combes In January 2011, the Board of Attac France decided that mobilization against shale gas, shale oil and fracking, and more broadly against the logic of extractivism, would be …

Unconventional oil and gas: signs of a system in crisis

The mid-term fate of which fuel will drive Europe might be decided by an answer to this very simple question: are the French and Bulgarian victories in the fights against …

Pressure rising: from anti-shale gas victories to a big debate on oil and gas exploration

By Nick Meynen and Maxime Combes. Texas based Noble Energy recently became the first company to receive a permit for deep-sea drilling in the Gulf of Mexico since the BP oil …

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