31 May 2017

Campaigners from over 20 countries across Europe visited the controversial fracking site at Preston New Road, Lancashire, today, to offer support to local communities as they mark six years of successfully keeping fracking at bay.

This month marks six years since Cuadrilla fracked the first and only well in the UK, resulting in earth tremors and a temporary moratorium. Because of community opposition wherever fracking has since been proposed, people have successfully kept the industry at bay throughout the UK.

England, Wales and Northern Ireland, Netherlands, Scotland
11 May 2017

The depth of gas industry infiltration into European decision-making on energy policy was revealed today, following the launch of the report 'Hiding in plain sight' by Friends of the Earth Europe.

4 May 2017

The Ikebiri community, from Bayelsa state, Nigeria, have launched an unprecedented legal case against the Italian oil giant Eni today seeking clean-up of, and compensation for damages from, an oil spill which has affected their community in the Niger Delta [1].

24 March 2017

Today, Friends of the Earth Europe and Friends of the Earth Netherlands condemned the latest revelation of failures by Shell to protect the people of Nigeria from oil pollution and called for full implementation of the UNEP report.

24 March 2017

Friends of the Earth U.S. criticised Trump's decision today authorising the Keystone XL pipeline. The Keystone XL pipeline is designed to bring climate-killing Canadian tar sands to refineries on the US Gulf Coast and onwards to Europe.

Erich Pica, president of Friends of the Earth US said: "For almost a decade, Americans have fought to stop the dirty Keystone XL pipeline from polluting their air and water."

23 February 2017

Thor Markussen, climate justice and energy campaigner for Friends of the Earth Europe, visited the earthquake stricken region of Groningen, to witness the lengths the Dutch government is willing to go in order to extract fossil fuels, and that others are willing to do in order to resist it.

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Netherlands, School of Sustainability
20 December 2016

Dodgy data from the European gas lobby could lock Europe into unnecessary billion-euro infrastructure deals and decades of fossil-fuel use, according to Friends of the Earth Europe.

25 October 2016

Promoting gas as a long-term clean and sustainable energy solution is playing Russian roulette with climate change, according to Friends of the Earth Europe, following a Plenary vote in the European Parliament today on the "EU strategy on LNG and gas storage".

6 October 2016

Friends of the Earth Scotland warmly welcomed the Scottish Government's decision to ban underground coal gasification (UCG) today. Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse announced this afternoon that UCG poses numerous and serious environmental risks and should have no place in Scotland's energy mix.

Scotland

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