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Key points from Infrastructure Bill debate 4pm-5pm

  • The government bans fracking outright in National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • The government accepts Labour’s new clauses which has 13 measures to increase regulation on fracking
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Genesis: 26 - All's Well That Ends Well

He moved on from there and dug another well, and no one quarrelled over it. He named it Rehoboth saying, “Now the Lord has given us room and we will flourish in the land.” (Genesis 26:22)

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important . . . not even close

When hearing the platitude of that singular being of utmost importance, the author cannot help but feel a measure of anger. Why? Well, put it this way, finding worth in “number one” is quickly diminished by “many” in terms of fairness, reducing that single to nothingness. 59 more words

MPs call for halt to fracking because of risks to climate and environment

A committee of MPs called today for a moratorium on fracking in the UK.

The cross-party Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) said fracking was inconsistent with the UK’s legal duties to limit global climate change.It also said fracking should be halted because of uncertainties about other risks to the environment. 1,135 more words


Guest post: Why Monday's rally on a fracking moratorium is so important

In this guest post, JOHN ASHTON, the UK’s former chief climate diplomat, urges thousands of people to attend a rally outside the Houses of Parliament tomorrow (Monday). 771 more words


Honestly? patients deserve better

Lord Saatchi, between referencing his bereavement as the motivator for his bill, writes in the Telegraph that honest opposition to his bill has dispersed contentedly. Not so. 927 more words

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