Socialist Worker

Environment


Frackers all shaken up as tremors pause work

Frackers all shaken up as tremors pause work Bosses’ claims that fracking is safe have been rumbled by activists and small earthquakes, says Sarah Bates

International round-up - Anti-racist action across Italy and German forest under threat

International round-up - Anti-racist action across Italy and German forest under threat “In my country nobody is a foreigner!” This slogan summarised a day of national mobilisation in Italy on Saturday last week.

Anti-frackers freed from prison, and call for mass demonstration

Anti-frackers freed from prison, and call for mass demonstration After three jailed protesters were released on appeal, they urged everyone to be part of the fight against fracking and join a mass demonstration. 

Grenfell Tower soil is ‘toxic’ and could put health at risk, says report

Grenfell Tower soil is ‘toxic’ and could put health at risk, says report The soil in the area up to a mile from Grenfell Tower is toxic. That’s according to the preliminary findings of a report due to be released early next year.

Cuadrilla begins first fracking in Britain for seven years

Cuadrilla begins first fracking in Britain for seven years Fracking has once again started in Britain, another sign of how the government and big business are endangering the environment.

Stark warning issued over a global rise in temperature

Stark warning issued over a global rise in temperature A new report warns against further global temperature rises. Implementing it will mean challenging the logic of capitalism, argues Sarah Bates

Councils inject £9 billion into fracking companies

07 September 2018
A new report has uncovered how council bosses are investing workers’ money into dirty drilling. Sarah Bates looks at who’s funding the fossil fuel giants

Capital cooks our planet

07 August 2018
An international group of scientists has said we face environmental collapse in just a few decades if there isn’t drastic action on climate change.

Ready for fraction - the Tory love-in with frackers and the resistance

29 July 2018
On the last day of parliament before their summer holidays, the government snuck out final approval for fracking to go ahead in Lancashire. Activists tell Sarah Bates they are determined to keep resisting

LETTERS - Saddleworth Moor blaze shows danger of fire service cuts

03 July 2018
I live in Mossley, near the Saddleworth Moor fire that raged for almost a week.

It's time to burst the bubble of capitalism

22 June 2018
A panic over shortages of carbon dioxide (CO2) is a very good example of the defects of capitalism.

Oppose the Tories’ poisonous plan for Heathrow expansion

10 June 2018
As the government has given the go ahead for a third runway at Heathrow airport, Sarah Bates examines the dangerous environmental and social cost

Opposition grows after revelations of Sheffield’s plans to cut down half its trees

14 March 2018
Sheffield Labour council plans to cut down half of its 36,000 street trees. This is under a £2.2 billion PFI deal with multinational Amey.

Fracking revolt grows stronger in Derbyshire

27 February 2018
Hundreds of people marched on a noisy and colourful Not for Shale anti-fracking protest through the North Derbyshire countryside last Saturday.

Tree campaigners united with the union branches

13 February 2018
Trees campaign protesters stormed into Sheffield council chamber on Wednesday of last week calling for a £2.2 billion PFI contract to be scrapped.

Have energy companies been forced onto the frack foot?

12 February 2018
Councils have blocked frackers’ plans and investors are losing interest. With resistance from environmental campaigners, Sarah Bates asks if this could this be a turning point in the fight

Victory for anti-fracking in Derbyshire

06 February 2018
Tory controlled Derbyshire County Council’s planning committee voted nine to one to reject Ineos’s plans to build a test drill site at Bramley Moor

Pickering protest says no to fracking in Ryedale

05 December 2017
Families on their first ever demonstration were among the 200-strong crowd marching through the market town of Pickering in Ryedale, North Yorkshire, on Saturday against fracking.

Fracking boss calls on Tories to overrule local council

27 November 2017
Gas giant Ineos—owned by energy baron Jim Ratcliffe—called on the government to override Derbyshire County Council’s planning processes so it can start fracking.

Anti-fracking activists promise to keep fighting as high court upholds injunction

24 November 2017
The high court has decided to continue banning protests against the fracking plans of petrochemical baron Jim Ratcliffe’s company Ineos.

Mobile users! Don't forget to add Socialist Worker to your home screen.