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BBC News
Fracking go-ahead: What happens next?the legal grounds for challenging the North Yorkshire decision. "We are conside
Fracking go-ahead: What happens next?
BBC News / Posted 5 hours ago
the legal grounds for challenging the North Yorkshire decision. "We are considering legal action," says Donna Hume of Friends of the Earth. "For fracking to be economically viable or contribute anything significant to our energy supplies, it... Read more
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ScienceBlogs
High Drama at UN Climate Change Meetingtackling climate pollution as well as delivering energy to the millions of peop
High Drama at UN Climate Change Meeting
ScienceBlogs / Posted 10 hours ago
tackling climate pollution as well as delivering energy to the millions of people who have none” said Asad Rehman, Friends of the Earth England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. “If Marrakech is to live up to it’s billing as an implementation... Read more
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Times of Malta
Development with no planningNGOs are the more vociferous in this regard. Earlier this week, in fact, Din l-
Development with no planning
Times of Malta / Posted 23 hours ago
NGOs are the more vociferous in this regard. Earlier this week, in fact, Din l-Art Ħelwa, Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar and Friends of the Earth Malta publicly criticised recent decisions to grant extensive tracts of prime coastal sites to... Read more
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CommonDreams.org
Strange Bedfellows Push Moniz to Drop CCS Plant Ahead of Key Deadlinemore tax dollars at this false solution is no answer to the climate crisis,” sa
Strange Bedfellows Push Moniz to Drop CCS Plant Ahead of Key Deadline
CommonDreams.org / Posted yesterday
more tax dollars at this false solution is no answer to the climate crisis,” said Lukas Ross, climate and energy campaigner at Friends of the Earth. “How many more lifelines does Secretary Moniz intend on throwing... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
WSF Partners With Logging Company Destroying 'Pygmy' Landestimated 600,000 hectare area, which is more than is permitted under Camerooni
WSF Partners With Logging Company Destroying 'Pygmy' Land
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
estimated 600,000 hectare area, which is more than is permitted under Cameroonian law. Rougier has also been denounced by Friends of the Earth for its activities in Cameroon, which have included illegal price-fixing, illegal logging outside a... Read more
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BBC News
HS2 rail link 'over-priced' say transport expertsveteran campaigners angry with major environmental organisations for not speaki
HS2 rail link 'over-priced' say transport experts
BBC News / Posted yesterday
veteran campaigners angry with major environmental organisations for not speaking strongly against HS2. Craig Bennett from Friends of the Earth defended his role. He said there could be a role for HS2 - if it were done properly. But, he said: "We... Read more
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Weekly Times
Ruling on gas loomsportfolio, after Cabinet sign-off. The new policy will determine if the frackin
Ruling on gas looms
Weekly Times / Posted 2 days ago
portfolio, after Cabinet sign-off. The new policy will determine if the fracking moratorium is lifted. Green group Friends of the Earth has lobbied to make the ban permanent, and pointed to “huge support, especially in regional Victoria,... Read more
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Daily Mail
Leonardo DiCaprio jumps on a bike... after 8,000 mile round tripincluded two round trips from Los Angeles to New York, and one from LA to Las V
Leonardo DiCaprio jumps on a bike... after 8,000 mile round trip
Daily Mail / Posted 2 days ago
included two round trips from Los Angeles to New York, and one from LA to Las Vegas. Andrew Pendleton, of campaign group Friends of the Earth, said of DiCaprio’s actions: ‘It never looks good when a high-profile advocate for action on climate... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Delay sought of Indian Point restartand plans to have the unit back in operation by next month, in time for rising
Delay sought of Indian Point restart
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 2 days ago
and plans to have the unit back in operation by next month, in time for rising summer electric demands. The watchdog group Friends of the Earth said in its petition to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Tuesday that the agency should not let... Read more
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The Comet
Seven-year-old from Arlesey sets up petition asking McDonald’s to use recycled paper straws instead of plastic oneson more than 600 supporters have signed from as far away as France, Australia a
Seven-year-old from Arlesey sets up petition asking McDonald’s to use recycled paper straws instead of plastic ones
The Comet / Posted 2 days ago
on more than 600 supporters have signed from as far away as France, Australia and the USA. Peter Foord from North Herts Friends of the Earth said: “Plastic waste is a huge environmental problem, so we’d definitely support a move towards using... Read more
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The New Statesman
VIDEO: Market outlook from Artemis’ Chief Investment OfficerUniversity showed that only one in seven of the jobs projected in an industry f
VIDEO: Market outlook from Artemis’ Chief Investment Officer
The New Statesman / Posted 3 days ago
University showed that only one in seven of the jobs projected in an industry forecast actually materialised. In the UK, a Friends of the Earth report contends that the majority of jobs to be created by fracking in Lancashire would only be... Read more
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Northern Echo
Fears over fracking impact on North Yorkshire Police as protestors vow 'the fight continues'commence. Frack Free Ryedale, which led the campaign against the application,
Fears over fracking impact on North Yorkshire Police as protestors vow 'the fight continues'
Northern Echo / Posted 3 days ago
commence. Frack Free Ryedale, which led the campaign against the application, launched a 'People's Declaration' along with Friends of the Earth. It said in a statement: "We urge and will support the Government to develop a balanced long-term... Read more
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Northern Echo
As anger grows over fracking protests - concerns over impact on policingcommence. Frack Free Ryedale, which led the campaign against the application,
As anger grows over fracking protests - concerns over impact on policing
Northern Echo / Posted 3 days ago
commence. Frack Free Ryedale, which led the campaign against the application, launched a 'People's Declaration' along with Friends of the Earth. It said in a statement: "We urge and will support the Government to develop a balanced long-term... Read more
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PhysOrg
UK anti-fracking groups to fight on after landmark decisionour air and water, and to protect the future of the planet," said a "People's D
UK anti-fracking groups to fight on after landmark decision
PhysOrg / Posted 3 days ago
our air and water, and to protect the future of the planet," said a "People's Declaration" issued by campaign group Friends of the Earth. "We ask people across the country to join us by supporting this declaration." The declaration was... Read more
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CommonDreams.org
Legal Action to Shut Down Indian PointIndian Point nuclear reactor cooling system together is far more serious than o
Legal Action to Shut Down Indian Point
CommonDreams.org / Posted 3 days ago
Indian Point nuclear reactor cooling system together is far more serious than owner Entergy admits. On Tuesday, May 24th Friends of the Earth filed an emergency petition with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission calling for immediate action by the... Read more
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The Oklahoman
UK council approves fracking; environmentalists vow to fightmiles (400 kilometers) north of London, despite opposition to the controversial
UK council approves fracking; environmentalists vow to fight
The Oklahoman / Posted 3 days ago
miles (400 kilometers) north of London, despite opposition to the controversial gas extraction technique. Groups including Friends of the Earth said in a joint declaration Tuesday they will continue to fight to protect "our beautiful countryside"... Read more
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Salon.com
UK council approves fracking; environmentalists vow to fightmiles (400 kilometers) north of London, despite opposition to the controversial
UK council approves fracking; environmentalists vow to fight
Salon.com / Posted 3 days ago
miles (400 kilometers) north of London, despite opposition to the controversial gas extraction technique. Groups including Friends of the Earth said in a joint declaration Tuesday they will continue to fight to protect “our beautiful countryside”... Read more
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Shropshire Star
Why we're greener in Europe « Shropshire Starflavour – there are very few facts. Looking back over the time we have been in
Why we're greener in Europe « Shropshire Star
Shropshire Star / Posted 3 days ago
flavour – there are very few facts. Looking back over the time we have been in the EU, from the point of view of Friends of the Earth, one big fact stands out. The majority of legislation that has resulted in environmental improvement has... Read more
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DW
Polish shale hits the rocks |seeing only local firms left to fight the shale corner. "It is simply not work
Polish shale hits the rocks |
DW / Posted 3 days ago
seeing only local firms left to fight the shale corner. "It is simply not working," says Antoine Simon, a campaigner at Friends of the Earth Europe. "The geology is not favorable, and I would expect the concessions to continue to decrease.... Read more
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Daily Record
Outrage as first UK fracking project in five years is approvedby councillors and are now the subject of appeals. Devastated campaigners reac
Outrage as first UK fracking project in five years is approved
Daily Record / Posted 3 days ago
by councillors and are now the subject of appeals. Devastated campaigners react after fracking was given the go ahead Friends of the Earth said it will look at whether the decision can be challenged, and campaigner Simon Bowens said: "This is... Read more
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BBC News
Fracking decision in North Yorkshire reignites intense debateso fracking at the site would not start immediately. Opponents are exploring w
Fracking decision in North Yorkshire reignites intense debate
BBC News / Posted 3 days ago
so fracking at the site would not start immediately. Opponents are exploring whether or not the move can be blocked. Friends of the Earth called the decision a "travesty" and will see if the move can be challenged.Media captionThe BBC's John... Read more
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Times of Malta
Malta in favour of reauthorising probable carcinogen in pesticidesover financial links to multinational corporation Monsanto, a major lobbyist fo
Malta in favour of reauthorising probable carcinogen in pesticides
Times of Malta / Posted 3 days ago
over financial links to multinational corporation Monsanto, a major lobbyist for glyphosate. Tests carried out by Friends of the Earth Malta in 2013 found that nine out of 10 people tested in Malta had traces of glyphosate in their urine,... Read more
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Shropshire Star
Anger as council approves first UK fracking project in five years « Shropshire Startwo high-profile applications to frack in Lancashire have been rejected by coun
Anger as council approves first UK fracking project in five years « Shropshire Star
Shropshire Star / Posted 4 days ago
two high-profile applications to frack in Lancashire have been rejected by councillors and are now the subject of appeals. Friends of the Earth said it will look at whether the decision can be challenged, and campaigner Simon Bowens said: " This is... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Anger as council approves first UK fracking project in five yearstwo high-profile applications to frack in Lancashire have been rejected by coun
Anger as council approves first UK fracking project in five years
Oxford Mail / Posted 4 days ago
two high-profile applications to frack in Lancashire have been rejected by councillors and are now the subject of appeals. Friends of the Earth said it will look at whether the decision can be challenged, and campaigner Simon Bowens said: " This is... Read more
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Bolton News
Anger as council approves first UK fracking project in five yearstwo high-profile applications to frack in Lancashire have been rejected by coun
Anger as council approves first UK fracking project in five years
Bolton News / Posted 4 days ago
two high-profile applications to frack in Lancashire have been rejected by councillors and are now the subject of appeals. Friends of the Earth said it will look at whether the decision can be challenged, and campaigner Simon Bowens said: " This is... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Anger as council approves first UK fracking project in five yearstwo high-profile applications to frack in Lancashire have been rejected by coun
Anger as council approves first UK fracking project in five years
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 4 days ago
two high-profile applications to frack in Lancashire have been rejected by councillors and are now the subject of appeals. Friends of the Earth said it will look at whether the decision can be challenged, and campaigner Simon Bowens said: " This is... Read more
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Wandsworth Guardian
Anger as council approves first UK fracking project in five yearstwo high-profile applications to frack in Lancashire have been rejected by coun
Anger as council approves first UK fracking project in five years
Wandsworth Guardian / Posted 4 days ago
two high-profile applications to frack in Lancashire have been rejected by councillors and are now the subject of appeals. Friends of the Earth said it will look at whether the decision can be challenged, and campaigner Simon Bowens said: " This is... Read more
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St Albans & Harpenden Review
Anger as council approves first UK fracking project in five yearstwo high-profile applications to frack in Lancashire have been rejected by coun
Anger as council approves first UK fracking project in five years
St Albans & Harpenden Review / Posted 4 days ago
two high-profile applications to frack in Lancashire have been rejected by councillors and are now the subject of appeals. Friends of the Earth said it will look at whether the decision can be challenged, and campaigner Simon Bowens said: " This is... Read more
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Croydon Guardian
Anger as council approves first UK fracking project in five yearstwo high-profile applications to frack in Lancashire have been rejected by coun
Anger as council approves first UK fracking project in five years
Croydon Guardian / Posted 4 days ago
two high-profile applications to frack in Lancashire have been rejected by councillors and are now the subject of appeals. Friends of the Earth said it will look at whether the decision can be challenged, and campaigner Simon Bowens said: " This is... Read more
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TheBull
Fracking in Britain approved for first time since 2011is an absolute travesty of a decision but the battle is very far from over," sa
Fracking in Britain approved for first time since 2011
TheBull / Posted 4 days ago
is an absolute travesty of a decision but the battle is very far from over," said Simon Bowens, Yorkshire campaigner for Friends Of The Earth. "Despite this decision, public support for fracking is plummeting... The risks to people's health and... Read more
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Hampshire Chronicle
Anger as council approves first UK fracking project in five yearstwo high-profile applications to frack in Lancashire have been rejected by coun
Anger as council approves first UK fracking project in five years
Hampshire Chronicle / Posted 4 days ago
two high-profile applications to frack in Lancashire have been rejected by councillors and are now the subject of appeals. Friends of the Earth said it will look at whether the decision can be challenged, and campaigner Simon Bowens said: " This is... Read more
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This is Oxfordshire
Anger as council approves first UK fracking project in five yearstwo high-profile applications to frack in Lancashire have been rejected by coun
Anger as council approves first UK fracking project in five years
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 4 days ago
two high-profile applications to frack in Lancashire have been rejected by councillors and are now the subject of appeals. Friends of the Earth said it will look at whether the decision can be challenged, and campaigner Simon Bowens said: " This is... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Anger as council approves first UK fracking project in five yearstwo high-profile applications to frack in Lancashire have been rejected by coun
Anger as council approves first UK fracking project in five years
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 4 days ago
two high-profile applications to frack in Lancashire have been rejected by councillors and are now the subject of appeals. Friends of the Earth said it will look at whether the decision can be challenged, and campaigner Simon Bowens said: " This is... Read more
109 related stories
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Northern Echo
Anger as council approves first UK fracking project in five yearstwo high-profile applications to frack in Lancashire have been rejected by coun
Anger as council approves first UK fracking project in five years
Northern Echo / Posted 4 days ago
two high-profile applications to frack in Lancashire have been rejected by councillors and are now the subject of appeals. Friends of the Earth said it will look at whether the decision can be challenged, and campaigner Simon Bowens said: " This is... Read more
109 related stories
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West Moreland Gazette
Anger as council approves first UK fracking project in five yearstwo high-profile applications to frack in Lancashire have been rejected by coun
Anger as council approves first UK fracking project in five years
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 4 days ago
two high-profile applications to frack in Lancashire have been rejected by councillors and are now the subject of appeals. Friends of the Earth said it will look at whether the decision can be challenged, and campaigner Simon Bowens said: " This is... Read more
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Kingston Guardian
Anger as council approves first UK fracking project in five yearstwo high-profile applications to frack in Lancashire have been rejected by coun
Anger as council approves first UK fracking project in five years
Kingston Guardian / Posted 4 days ago
two high-profile applications to frack in Lancashire have been rejected by councillors and are now the subject of appeals. Friends of the Earth said it will look at whether the decision can be challenged, and campaigner Simon Bowens said: " This is... Read more
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Streatham Guardian
Anger as council approves first UK fracking project in five yearstwo high-profile applications to frack in Lancashire have been rejected by coun
Anger as council approves first UK fracking project in five years
Streatham Guardian / Posted 4 days ago
two high-profile applications to frack in Lancashire have been rejected by councillors and are now the subject of appeals. Friends of the Earth said it will look at whether the decision can be challenged, and campaigner Simon Bowens said: " This is... Read more
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Bury Times
Anger as council approves first UK fracking project in five yearstwo high-profile applications to frack in Lancashire have been rejected by coun
Anger as council approves first UK fracking project in five years
Bury Times / Posted 4 days ago
two high-profile applications to frack in Lancashire have been rejected by councillors and are now the subject of appeals. Friends of the Earth said it will look at whether the decision can be challenged, and campaigner Simon Bowens said: " This is... Read more
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Gazette
Anger as council approves first UK fracking project in five yearstwo high-profile applications to frack in Lancashire have been rejected by coun
Anger as council approves first UK fracking project in five years
Gazette / Posted 4 days ago
two high-profile applications to frack in Lancashire have been rejected by councillors and are now the subject of appeals. Friends of the Earth said it will look at whether the decision can be challenged, and campaigner Simon Bowens said: " This is... Read more
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guardian-series
Anger as council approves first UK fracking project in five yearstwo high-profile applications to frack in Lancashire have been rejected by coun
Anger as council approves first UK fracking project in five years
guardian-series / Posted 4 days ago
two high-profile applications to frack in Lancashire have been rejected by councillors and are now the subject of appeals. Friends of the Earth said it will look at whether the decision can be challenged, and campaigner Simon Bowens said: " This is... Read more
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Harrow Times
Anger as council approves first UK fracking project in five yearstwo high-profile applications to frack in Lancashire have been rejected by coun
Anger as council approves first UK fracking project in five years
Harrow Times / Posted 4 days ago
two high-profile applications to frack in Lancashire have been rejected by councillors and are now the subject of appeals. Friends of the Earth said it will look at whether the decision can be challenged, and campaigner Simon Bowens said: " This is... Read more
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This is West Country
Anger as council approves first UK fracking project in five yearstwo high-profile applications to frack in Lancashire have been rejected by coun
Anger as council approves first UK fracking project in five years
This is West Country / Posted 4 days ago
two high-profile applications to frack in Lancashire have been rejected by councillors and are now the subject of appeals. Friends of the Earth said it will look at whether the decision can be challenged, and campaigner Simon Bowens said: " This is... Read more
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Gazette News
Anger as council approves first UK fracking project in five yearstwo high-profile applications to frack in Lancashire have been rejected by coun
Anger as council approves first UK fracking project in five years
Gazette News / Posted 4 days ago
two high-profile applications to frack in Lancashire have been rejected by councillors and are now the subject of appeals. Friends of the Earth said it will look at whether the decision can be challenged, and campaigner Simon Bowens said: " This is... Read more
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thebee
Fracking Given Green Light In North Yorkshirepollution, as well as endanger the wellbeing of bees and bats near to the drill
Fracking Given Green Light In North Yorkshire
thebee / Posted 4 days ago
pollution, as well as endanger the wellbeing of bees and bats near to the drilling rig. Donna Hume, a representative of Friends of the Earth, told Sky News that North Yorkshire County Council had failed to listen to its constituents. She... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Protesters vow to keep on fight to prevent fracking in North Yorkshiresaid they would continue to campaign to prevent widespread fracking across Ryed
Protesters vow to keep on fight to prevent fracking in North Yorkshire
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 4 days ago
said they would continue to campaign to prevent widespread fracking across Ryedale, Yorkshire and the UK. Donna Hume, a Friends of the Earth campaigner, said they will do everything they can to stop the operation going ahead. She said: "It's a... Read more
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Wandsworth Guardian
Protesters vow to keep on fight to prevent fracking in North Yorkshiresaid they would continue to campaign to prevent widespread fracking across Ryed
Protesters vow to keep on fight to prevent fracking in North Yorkshire
Wandsworth Guardian / Posted 4 days ago
said they would continue to campaign to prevent widespread fracking across Ryedale, Yorkshire and the UK. Donna Hume, a Friends of the Earth campaigner, said they will do everything they can to stop the operation going ahead. She said: "It's a... Read more
109 related stories
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St Albans & Harpenden Review
Protesters vow to keep on fight to prevent fracking in North Yorkshiresaid they would continue to campaign to prevent widespread fracking across Ryed
Protesters vow to keep on fight to prevent fracking in North Yorkshire
St Albans & Harpenden Review / Posted 4 days ago
said they would continue to campaign to prevent widespread fracking across Ryedale, Yorkshire and the UK. Donna Hume, a Friends of the Earth campaigner, said they will do everything they can to stop the operation going ahead. She said: "It's a... Read more
109 related stories
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Croydon Guardian
Protesters vow to keep on fight to prevent fracking in North Yorkshiresaid they would continue to campaign to prevent widespread fracking across Ryed
Protesters vow to keep on fight to prevent fracking in North Yorkshire
Croydon Guardian / Posted 4 days ago
said they would continue to campaign to prevent widespread fracking across Ryedale, Yorkshire and the UK. Donna Hume, a Friends of the Earth campaigner, said they will do everything they can to stop the operation going ahead. She said: "It's a... Read more
109 related stories
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Hampshire Chronicle
Protesters vow to keep on fight to prevent fracking in North Yorkshiresaid they would continue to campaign to prevent widespread fracking across Ryed
Protesters vow to keep on fight to prevent fracking in North Yorkshire
Hampshire Chronicle / Posted 4 days ago
said they would continue to campaign to prevent widespread fracking across Ryedale, Yorkshire and the UK. Donna Hume, a Friends of the Earth campaigner, said they will do everything they can to stop the operation going ahead. She said: "It's a... Read more
109 related stories
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This is Oxfordshire
Protesters vow to keep on fight to prevent fracking in North Yorkshiresaid they would continue to campaign to prevent widespread fracking across Ryed
Protesters vow to keep on fight to prevent fracking in North Yorkshire
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 4 days ago
said they would continue to campaign to prevent widespread fracking across Ryedale, Yorkshire and the UK. Donna Hume, a Friends of the Earth campaigner, said they will do everything they can to stop the operation going ahead. She said: "It's a... Read more
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