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Fracking – Democracy

1 Oct 18

Four people, including a teacher and a scientist, have just been sentenced to jail for protesting against government fracking plans. [1] Plans that the government forced through, against the will of the local people. [2] But it gets worse. The government’s also trying to push...

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What 38 Degrees members are taking action on this week:

13 Jul 18

It’s been a busy week for hundreds of thousands of 38 Degrees members across the country. Here’s a snapshot of what we’ve been working on this week. Welcome Matt Hancock, new Minister for our NHS : Earlier this week the government was left in chaos...

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Fast-track Fracking

26 Jun 18

This is trampling all over democracy. The government’s trying to give dirty energy companies a free pass to frack by getting rid of planning permission. It could make it as easy for fracking companies to drill as putting up a garden shed. And take away...

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Oil Drilling at Leith Hill

24 Feb 18

In a few weeks oil trucks, drills and heavy machinery could be criss-crossing our rolling hills on the hunt for oil. An oil company has applied to start drilling for oil in Leith Hill in the beautiful Surrey Hills. [1] And the Environment Agency just...

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Fracking – contact your MSP

29 Sep 17

The Scottish Government are about to make a huge decision on fracking. We could be just weeks away from getting fracking banned for good. Or, if their decision goes the wrong way, Scotland’s beautiful landscape and pure water could be put at risk by this...

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Scotland, us and fracking

6 Jun 17

More than 22,000 of us have told the Scottish Government to ban fracking. Last week we handed in our petition to the Scottish Government’s energy minister, Paul Wheelhouse. Along with other campaigners we’ve submitted our objections to fracking as part of the Scottish Government’s consultation...