Jim Sillars’ reply (Tory party will tear itself apart if there is a Brexit, Saturday June 18) to Patrick Harvie’s excellent column last Friday, fails on several accounts, the most telling being the idea that the middle classes will protect us from future Tory attacks on workers’ rights.
South Lanarkshire Greens have organised a screening of Groundswell Rising in Biggar on the 8th July
Groundswell Rising is a documentary on the risks of fracking which shows how grassroots efforts have achieved bans, moratoriums, and referenda on fracking. Stanford University Professor Mark Jacobson paves the way forward globally with his Solutions Project for 100% renewable energy. Transcending the genre of environmental film, GROUNDSWELL's passionate stories inspire and empower.
All are welcome.
The SNP and its supporters seem to be getting increasingly contorted trying to explain why the party won’t clearly come out in favour of banning unconventional gas extraction. Over the last year the party and its faithful supporters have ducked and dived trying to give reasons why Scotland is going to have to put up with being fracked. This is very odd from a party whose supporters were fired up to campaign against fracking and TTIP (of which more later) after the Independence Referendum in 2014.
councillor Mark Ruskell, Scottish Greens and MSP candidate for Mid-Scotland and Fife, responds to a CommonSpace column by Calum miller calling for more debate on fracking. He convincingly argues that energy efficient housing is the only way to address fuel poverty and reduce GHG emissions.
“Scottish Greens are consistently opposed to fracking. With more Green MSPs in the Scottish Parliament, we will stand up for our communities and keep the pressure on. Fracking is a distraction from a cleaner, jobs rich energy future that benefits everyone, rather than a few multinationals."
An article from the Common Weal by Siobhan Tolland pointing out the pitfalls of taking research at face value.
Here are some actions you could take to get involved in the anti-fracking and unconventional gas campaign:
Scotland is Against Fracking Protest, Saturday September 26th, 1pm, Scottish Parliament. Meet up with other Central region members facing fracking in our communities.
Come along and join hands across The Forth Road Bridge in support of an outright ban on Unconventional Gas and Underground Coal Gasification industries in Scotland and across the UK.
See https://www.facebook.com/events/1642166826064509/ for more details.
There will be a Public Meeting on Fracking and Unconventional Gas Extraction hosted by North Lanarkshire Greens: https://www.facebook.com/events/743371075765390/