Media Release: European Union report says ban fracking


“It is ironic that the Petroleum Exploration and Production Association (PEPANZ) issued a position paper glorifying fracking as the saviour of the world’s energy problems within hours of a European Union requested study that considers banning the practice outright across Europe” says Emily Bailey, a member of Climate Justice Taranaki. Read the rest of this entry »

News Headlines (16-31 July 2011)


Hui commits to stop expansion of fossil fuels extraction (July 31, NZ)

The cold hard fracks (July 31, Australia)

Activists sick of ‘spin’ over fracking (29 July, NZ)

Anti-frackers ‘need to get real’ (July 27, NZ) Read the comments too!

A fracking scandal (July 25, NZ) – Great read!

Fracking: yes or no? (July 24, NZ)Must read!

Michael Bloomberg got New Yorkers to quit smoking. Can he shut down coal? (July 25, USA)

Melting Arctic ice releasing banned toxins, warn scientists (July 24, UK)

Water from wells needs treating (July 23, NZ)

Port Taranaki has new focus (July 23, NZ)

Carbon Cowboys (July 23, Australia)

Fracking bad idea (July 22, NZ)

No need to wait before acting on climate: UN expert (July 20, Intn’)

Farmers see threat in $900m Santos buyout (July 19, Australia)

Protesters charged after bridge stunt (July 18, NZ)

Fracking can release cancer chemicals, experts warn (July 18, Australia)

News Headlines 1-15 July 2011


Powering from the rooftops (July 15, Australia)

Fossil-fuel gains ‘come with risks’ (July 15, NZ)

Andhra Pradesh at the forefront of Indian ‘coal rush’ (July 14, India)

Climate change and extreme weather link cannot be ignored (July 14, NZ)

China halts drilling at leaking oil platforms (July 13, China)

Greenpeace report links western firms to Chinese river polluters (July 13, China)

Toxic chemicals used in oil hunt (July 13, NZ – Coverage on our media release)

Warming a debate with compelling facts (July 12, Australia)

Cities can help soak up carbon: study (July 12, UK)

Jellyfish force shutdown of power plants (July 11, Japan)

Drilling into New York’s Fracking Report (July 8, USA)

Council urged to open door (July 8, NZ)

Cougar given marching orders from Kingaroy (July 8, Australia)

Yellowstone river oil spill throws spotlight on ExxonMobile and regulators (July 7, USA)

UK’s two biggest solar installations start generating energy (July 7, UK)

France Becomes First Nation to Ban Fracking (July 6, France)

Melting ice caps open up Arctic for ‘white gold rush’ (July 4, UK)

Greenpeace chief leaves Arctic behind to back carbon tax (July 4, Australia)

Exxon oil spews into Yellowstone River (July 4, USA)