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Over 150,000 stand with the people of Lancashire in opposing fracking

Last edited 14 June 2016 at 11:26am
14 June, 2016
Campaigners from Lancashire will today be joined by Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth to deliver a 150,000-strong petition calling on the Government to respect Lancashire’s decision to reject fracking.

Local campaigning groups Frack Free Lancashire, Preston New Road Action Group and Roseacre Awareness Group will also be joined by Lancaster and Fleetwood MP Cat Smith, who says fracking has no “democratic mandate” in Lancashire, following the local council’s decision to prohibit the controversial practice.

310,000 people call for microbead ban in cosmetic products on World Oceans Day

Last edited 21 June 2016 at 1:45pm
8 June, 2016

London, 8 June 2016 - A coalition of environmental groups marked World Oceans Day by presenting David Cameron with a petition signed by more than 300,000 people calling for the Prime Minister to ban the toxic microplastic particles known as microbeads.

Found in products such as facial scrubs and toothpaste, millions of the tiny plastics are flushed unwittingly into the world’s oceans every year where they ultimately end up in the marine food chain.

A report published last week found that fish can become smaller and slower due to the effects of eating microplastics.

The long list of names were presented at Number 10 by representatives of Greenpeace UK, the Environmental investigation Agency (EIA), Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and the Marine Conservation Society (MCS).

Does David Cameron's new government mean new threats or new opportunities?

Posted by Daniel Jones — 8 May 2015 at 7:40pm - Comments
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What was touted as the most important election for a generation produced a result that few expected.

Saving energy is a no-brainer, so why is Cameron ignoring it?

Posted by Louise Hutchins — 25 June 2014 at 2:23pm - Comments
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Cutting energy use is an easy way to reduce gas imports and carbon emissions

This Friday, David Cameron and European leaders will be meeting at a top level summit to work out how to reduce dependency on imported Russian gas and reduce the geopolitical power that this gives Russia.

They will also be discussing how ambitious Europe should be in cutting climate pollution, cutting energy waste and shifting to clean renewable energy ahead of the UN climate negotiations in Paris next year.

Crazy weather and crazy politicians

Posted by Alex Harris — 14 February 2014 at 1:05pm - Comments
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Australian bush fires, NSW 2013

Sydney Harbour Bridge was barely visible through the smoke and amber coloured sky. Men covered in protective clothing sprayed water at the blazing bush. A row of four ducks swiftly waddled their way out of danger.

That was the first time I had seen my new home, Sydney, for over two months. I couldn’t smell or feel the burning heat from the fires but I witnessed the fires and their destructive paths on the TV, the TV inside my Russian prison cell.

3 reasons why David Cameron must get rid of Owen Paterson

Posted by jossg — 11 February 2014 at 1:17pm - Comments
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David Cameron went from promising the “greenest government ever” to appointing a climate change denier, Owen Paterson, as environment secretary. With swathes of our country submerged under water after the most extreme flooding this country has had since at least 1766, enough is enough. Here are three reasons why David Cameron must get rid of him – and put somebody in charge who believes in taking an evidence-led approach.

1) Experts said we should increase flood budgets – but ministers cut them instead

Response to David Cameron's comments on green taxes

Last edited 21 November 2013 at 12:09pm
21 November, 2013

Responding to the reported comments from Prime Minister David Cameron on green taxes, Joss Garman, deputy political director at Greenpeace, said:

“If David Cameron thinks the road to electoral victory will be found in attacking the very policies that he once passionately advocated then he is sorely mistaken. The British electorate are a sophisticated bunch who will see through his chameleon tendencies and conclude this attack is not an act of leadership but one of cowardice as he panders to the extreme wing of his own party and tries to claw back support from Ukip.

Greenpeace publishes buried Tory green speeches

Last edited 13 November 2013 at 7:14pm
13 November, 2013

Greenpeace has revealed the contents of key Conservative pre-election speeches on energy, green taxes and climate change, following the Party’s attempts to erase a 10-year backlog of public addresses from the internet.(1)

Cleaner cars vote postponed as Germany secures pit stop for gas guzzlers

Posted by Hugh Mouser — 27 June 2013 at 6:13pm - Comments
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Clean car vote postponed? We're fuming

It looks like Angela Merkel's call to David Cameron last night has paid off, and the key vote on cleaner cars has been postponed.

PM proposes turning UK back into dirty man of Europe

Last edited 23 January 2013 at 4:17pm
23 January, 2013

Responding to David Cameron’s comments in Parliament today that “there are a whole series of areas - social, employment, environmental legislation - where Europe has gone far too far", Greenpeace Executive Director John Sauven said:

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