Fracking – good news
Tim Farron wrote (24jan12) that he has signed EDM 2292 “HYDRAULIC FRACTURING (FRACKING) (No. 2)” for a moratorium to be placed on this environmentally risky process at least until a detailed EIA has been published http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2010-12/2292.
Well done to all those who wrote or visited MPs in response to e.g. ‘The Take Fracking Action!’ in SLACC’s November Newsletter.
44 MPs have signed so far (27jan12) – but not a single Conservative (what does that tell you?!).
On 24th January’s BBC Radio4’s Today programme there was a c.7minute debate on shale gas exploitation and climate change between Tony Juniper and climate change denialist Lord Nigel Lawson in which Juniper gave a strong case and Lawson … well – judge for yourself: 2:42 to c.2:49 in bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episod….
This might urge you to sign and tweet this petition to tell pro-fracking Lawson’s climate sceptic thinktank ‘The Global Warming Policy Foundation’ to disclose its funders: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/tell-climate-sceptic-think-tank-to-disclose-funding/. This backs an FoI request by leading climate scientists for this information which hopefully went before a judge today (27th): http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/jan/23/climate-sceptic-lawson-thinktank-funding. Lawson and his GWPF are favoured climate writers by the Daily Mail, and you probably agree that Lawson gets too much climate airtime on BBC!
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