Fracking

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Lawyers admit Australian government’s conduct in fracking court case ‘regrettable’
Coalition signed contract to frack Beetaloo Basin after promising environmentalists it had no imminent plans to do so

Christopher Knaus

03, Nov, 2021 @7:48 AM

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Wrong side of the law. Right side of history: the activists arrested in the name of the planet
From grassroots campaigners to Hollywood actors, 21 climate rebels tell their stories

Interviews: Elle Hunt, Sam Wollaston

23, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Empire Energy cleared to start fracking in the Beetaloo Basin
Gas company announces it has full environmental approval from Northern Territory government

Christopher Knaus

20, Oct, 2021 @10:07 AM

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Empire Energy received $5m tax incentive for fracking gas well in Beetaloo Basin
The tax concession scheme specifically excludes ‘prospecting, exploring or drilling activities’ but the company claims new well is clearly for R&D

Lisa Cox and Christopher Knaus

10, Oct, 2021 @1:03 PM

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Only noisy protest makes politicians take action to avoid climate catastrophe | Fatima Ibrahim
From the Suffragettes to the anti-apartheid movement, disruptive action has been on the right side of history, says climate activist Fatima Ibrahim

Fatima Ibrahim

08, Oct, 2021 @1:15 PM

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‘Relying on luck’: why does the UK have such limited gas storage?
Analysis: Closure of huge storage plant, misplaced optimism in fracking and demise of North Sea gas have all played a part

Jillian Ambrose

24, Sep, 2021 @2:46 PM

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‘Grave mistake’: climate scientists issue dire warning over Beetaloo Basin fracking plans
Gas projects must be halted if the Northern Territory government cannot meet promise to fully offset emissions, scientists say

Christopher Knaus

22, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Colombia’s 12-year-old eco-activist refuses to let death threats dim passion
Eight months after Francisco Vera was targeted on social media, no arrests have been made. But he continues to campaign for the wildlife he loves

Patrick Greenfield

13, Sep, 2021 @7:13 AM

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Unearth review – fracking horror finds something nasty under the cornfield
When hard-pressed farmers do a deal with the energy industry, full-on eco terror ensues, undoing this movie’s careful groundwork

Phil Hoad

21, Jun, 2021 @1:00 PM

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‘The living heart of Australia’: fracking plans threaten fragile channel country
The locals are divided as energy companies eye the gas resources buried kilometres below the sensitive Queensland floodplain region

Graham Readfearn Photographs: David Maurice Smith

19, May, 2021 @8:00 PM

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California takes steps to ban fracking by 2024 and will halt oil extraction by 2045
Executive order is a reversal for Governor Gavin Newsom, who faced pressure from environmental groups for previously resisting a ban

Maanvi Singh

23, Apr, 2021 @8:39 PM

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New Mexico fights to escape powerful grip of big oil and gas
New Mexico seeks to become an economy less reliant on oil and gas, but the extractive industries continue to exert their might on the state and its people

Cody Nelson in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Emily Holden for Floodlight

23, Apr, 2021 @9:00 AM

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