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  • “Illusory Picture” for the UK Shale Industry in 2019

    The prospects for the shale industry are looking increasingly bleak this year as it haemorrhages investor cash, continues to experience widespread community resistance, especially in Europe, and fails to find adequate gas reserves.
  • US Shale Companies Facing “Catastrophic Failure” over Ballooning Debt

    As the fledgling UK fracking industry bleeds investors’ money in alarming quantities on a daily basis, plagued by ongoing issues of democratic accountability, seismic activity, financial viability and on-going legal challenges, it will find no comfort from looking across the pond.
  • Big Win as Court Rules Against Trump & Pruitt on Methane Emissions

    Donald Trump and Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, will awake this morning to the realization that they cannot simply roll-back President Obama’s environmental regulations, like you would the lid on an old sardine tin.
  • France Says “Non” to New Oil and Gas Drilling

    France's new "Ecological Transitions" Minister says: "There will be no new exploration licences for hydrocarbons, we will pass the law this autumn”
  • “They cannot extinguish the fire that Standing Rock started”

    Once again Big Oil has been forced to rely on brutal militarized force to bludgeon, bully, beat and intimidate peaceful water protectors fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline. But in the face of such violence and intimidation, the growing movement against new fossil fuels will not be intimidated, it will only grow.
  • DAPL “Could be Operational Within 30 Days” After Legal Setback

    Yesterday, a federal judge refused to issue a temporary injunction against construction of the highly controversial Dakota Access Pipeline. The latest setback for the First Nations fighting the pipeline means that it could be “operational in as little as 30 days”, according to a lawyer for the company building it, Energy Transfer Partners.
  • One of the Banks Behind North Dakota Pipeline “Considers its Involvement”

    The protests by First Nations against the North Dakota pipeline are beginning to rattle the funders behind the highly controversial scheme. This means that the pipeline that once seemed unstoppable is increasingly looking vulnerable.
  • Big Oil’s Brutality Has to Stop

    “Call the White House. Tell them this is unacceptable!!” someone tweeted yesterday, as people watched in horror as heavily armoured Police and law enforcement agencies moved to clear the water protectors in North Dakota fighting to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.
  • Amy Goodman “Riot” Charges Dropped

    Yesterday, a North Dakota judge today refused to authorize riot charges against the award-winning journalist from Democracy Now! Amy Goodman for her reporting on protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline.
  • I Stand With Amy

    Later today, the award-winning journalist and host of Democracy Now!, Amy Goodman will walk into a law enforcement office in North Dakota and hand herself over to the authorities. She stands accused of participating in a “riot”.
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