Category Archives: Unconventional gas

Let’s be climate leaders in 2017

Many people would rather forget 2016 and its catalogue of mistakes, disasters and deaths. On the environment, we saw US President-Elect Trump start a witch hunt of climate scientists and propose putting climate sceptics and oil executives in charge of … Continue reading

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Marrakech blog – urgent action needed and still possible despite Trump

Yesterday at the UN Climate Conference in Marrakech a broad coalition of development, union, faith and environment groups laid out their analysis of where the world is heading and the urgent action that is needed to meet the targets agreed … Continue reading

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Fight Fracking for a Fossil Free Future

As I write this I’m about to head for the UN climate conference in Marrakech, where countries are supposed to be agreeing on the actions that will deliver on the ambition of the Paris Agreement, signed last December. A key … Continue reading

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People Power bans Underground Coal Gasification

In a huge victory for people power, the Scottish Government has banned Underground Coal Gasification today. Almost a year ago to the day, the Government announced a moratorium on UCG following a groundswell of opposition to reckless proposals to set … Continue reading

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Happy (B)anniversary: One year on from the fracking moratorium

One year ago today, the Scottish Government took the plunge and announced a moratorium on shale gas fracking and coalbed methane. Although at the time there was a huge amount of evidence about the detrimental impacts on health, water pollution, … Continue reading

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The SNP conference – what REALLY happened on fracking ?

Oh dear.  When the fracking voting at the SNP conference was over I knew the media would have trouble explaining it.  But their early online stories have outdone themselves this time, producing headlines which are the opposite of what actually … Continue reading

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The Budget and the Environment

On the face of it George Osborne’s Budget doesn’t say much about the environment. But if you dig into the details there is plenty to show that David Cameron’s claim that the last government would be the ‘greenest ever’ has … Continue reading

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Broad Alliance letter to MPs on Infrastructure Bill

An alliance of nearly 30 community groups sent every Scottish MP a letter urging them to vote for a moratorium on unconventional gas via an amendment to the Infrastructure Bill on Monday 26th January. *** On Monday you will have the … Continue reading

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Open Letter to the Scottish Government

We, an alliance of groups from Scottish communities directly or indirectly at risk from the unconventional gas extraction industry, have come together to call on the Scottish Government to follow the example of other countries by implementing a moratorium on … Continue reading

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Not worth the Fracking risk

Scotland is an increasingly unattractive prospect for the shale industry, with low headline gas estimates and even smaller potential returns. This is good news for the large number of communities across Scotland faced with the threat of fracking under UK … Continue reading

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