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York demo against fracking
Sat 30 July 2016, 09:00 – 18:00 BST
Following the decision by North Yorkshire County Council to approve a fracking application at Kirby Misperton despite overwhelming local opposition, campaigners are applying for judicial review.
To demonstrate the strength of the opposition to fracking, a demonstration has been called on 30th July in York. Please come in support if you can. We are looking into arranging a minibus from Derby, calling at Belper, Alfreton and possibly Chesterfield. If you are interested please book a seat now.
This will be free as the basic costs are being paid for by Derby Unite Community branch.
You will probably have seen that after months delaying, the government has finally released the Committee on Climate Change's report on the impact of fracking on the UK's legally binding climate targets. The committee found that "exploiting shale gas by fracking on a significant scale is not compatible with UK climate targets unless three tests are met" (including tougher regulation and cuts to emissions elsewhere). The government has attempted to interpret these findings as support for the fracking industry. Read more about why we believe that the three tests will not be met - and that the government's reckless attitude to fracking also applies to climate targets themselves.