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Scotland’s council pension funds pour £2bn into fossil fuel industry

£2 billion from council pension funds in Scotland is invested in fossil fuel companies, including some of the world’s worst polluters.

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Let’s bring Strathclyde’s buses back into public control

Along with trade unions, health and poverty charities, student groups and more, we’re campaigning for buses in the Strathclyde region to be taken back into public control so that they are run for passengers, not for profit.

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Peterhead expansion plan would worsen Scotland’s biggest climate polluter

If the Scottish Government approve this dangerous plan, it will lock us in to continued use of volatile fossil fuels for decades to come.

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Inquiry day 4 – big beasts

We started the day with Dart’s witness on leaking methane saying that you can never get two geologists to agree. One of the undercurrents over many months has been the…

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Inquiry day 3 – Geology and Punk Rock

After 15 hours over two and half days of Dart’s witnesses we finally got to hear from a witness from the objectors, Emeritus Prof David Smythe from Glasgow University. He…

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Inquiry day 2 – slow and careful …

Today was a slow day of carefully and thoroughly picking over lots of details about geology and hydrology from Dart’s witnesses, who had a pretty painful time.  So slow that…

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Dart Energy public inquiry opens

Protestors with placards welcomed the parties and witnesses to the Public Local Inquiry into Dart Energy’s proposals for Coal Bed Methane this morning at the Inchyra Hotel (lovely view of…

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Taking Over Berlin’s Energy Supply

Guest Blog: Dr Stefan Taschner (campaigner from Berliner Energietisch) The story of the following referendum already began two and a half years ago in 2011 with the formation of the…

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Our 35th birthday!

Birthday celebrations are happening today, as Scotland’s leading environmental campaign group mark their 35th anniversary. Ensuring justice for people and the environment has been the main objective of Friends of…

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From the front-line of anti-shale gas struggles – Guest blog

Antoine Simon and David Heller from Friends of the Earth Europe, travelled to the village of Pungeşti in Romania this weekend to observe and document the village’s resistance to shale…

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Reflection on the Life of Nelson Mandela: Guest Blog

By Bobby Peek, Director of groundWork (as hosted on Friends of the Earth South Africa blog) The environmental justice movement, and indeed my own environmental justice activism is grounded by…

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Guest blog from COP 19 – Jo O’Neill

Guest blog by Jo O’Neill (from SCIAF) written at COP 19 in Warsaw (Sunday 24th November 2013) In the dying hours of the climate talks last night activists took to…

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