Dutch Minister Confirms Ban On Drilling, Shale Gas ‘Not An Option’

By Staff, Dutchnews.nl -

The Netherlands will not give out any permits for the exploration for shale gas in the Netherlands, economic affairs minister Erik Wiebes has confirmed to parliament. ‘Shale gas is not an option [...]

First U.S. City To Ban Fossil Fuel Expansion Offers Roadmap For Others

By Kevon Paynter, Towardfreedom.com -

On a clear July morning three years ago, dozens of environmental activists pushed their kayaks into the Willamette River in Portland while others rappelled 400 feet from the top of St. Johns [...]

Ohio Overturns Ban On Cities Keeping Them From Voting Against Fracking

By Ruth Milka, nationofchange.org -

By Ruth Milka for Nation of Change - In a great victory for environmentalists and the people of Ohio, the Ohio Supreme Court struck down a provision that restricted citizen’s efforts to vote [...]

Coastal Town Banned Tar Sands And Sparked War With Oil Industry

By Sabrina Shankman, insideclimatenews.org -

By Sabrina Shankman for Inside Climate Change - Hundreds of miles from the nearest oil field or fracking well, the answer to this question is playing out here, as a longrunning David-and-Goliath [...]

Trump Adds Venezuela And North Korea To Travel Ban

By Staff, www.telesurtv.net -

By Staff of Tele Sur - The addition of North Korea and Venezuela broadens the restrictions from the original, mostly Muslim-majority list. U.S. President Donald Trump has announced that Venezuela [...]

China Plans To Ban Sales Of Fossil Fuel Cars Entirely

By Darrell Etherington, www.techcrunch.com -

By Darrell Etherington for TechCrunch - China’s big electric vehicle push is about to get even bigger: The country is planning to end the sale of fossil fuel-powered vehicles entirely, with [...]

Seattle To Ban Plastic Straws, Utensils At Restaurants Next Year

By Lorraine Chow, www.ecowatch.com -

By Lorraine Chow for Eco Watch - Starting next year, Seattle restaurants will no longer provide plastic straws and plastic utensils to its patrons after a 2010 ordinance finally takes effect. "As [...]

NY’s Fracking Ban Was Supposed To Set A Precedent…

By Ellen Cantarow and Dennis Higgins, www.truth-out.org -

By Ellen Cantarow and Dennis Higgins for Truthout - New York banned high-volume hydraulic fracturing (fracking) two years ago, in a victory for persistent anti-fracking activists and a potential [...]

Swift Backlash Meets President’s Tweet Declaring Ban On Transgender Military Service

By John Zangas, www.dcmediagroup.us -

By John Zangas for DC Media Group - Washington, DC– A tweet issued by President Trump Wednesday morning appeared to rescind a Department of Defense policy which allows transgender men and women [...]

Big Oil Overturns Portland’s Landmark Fossil Fuel Ban

By Nick Caleb, www.therealnews.com -

By Nick Caleb for The Real News Network - Sharmini Peries: It's The Real News Network. I'm Sharmini Peries coming to you from Baltimore. Back in December last year, we all hailed the city of [...]

U.S., UK And France Denounce Nuclear Ban Treaty

By David Krieger, www.counterpunch.org -

By David Krieger for Counter Punch - The U.S., UK and France have never shown enthusiasm for banning and eliminating nuclear weapons. It is not surprising, therefore, that they did not [...]

The United Nations Prohibits Nuclear Weapons

By Staff,www.icanw.org www.icanw.org -

By Staff of ICAN - On 7 July 2017, the United Nations adopted a landmark agreement to ban nuclear weapons, known officially as the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Here we answer [...]

Federal Judge In Hawaii Extends Court Order Blocking Trump Travel Ban

By Staff, www.reuters.com -

By Staff of Reuters - “The Court will not crawl into a corner, pull the shutters closed, and pretend it has not seen what it has.” "Where the 'historical context and "the specific sequence of [...]

Fracking Banned In Maryland

By John Zangas, www.dcmediagroup.us -

By John Zangas for DC Media Group - Annapolis, MD–The Maryland Senate voted 35-10 for a state-wide fracking ban late Monday. The state legislation marks a turning point against oil and gas [...]

Trump Travel Ban: US States Launch Legal Challenges

By Staff, www.bbc.com -

By Staff of BBC News - Several US states have launched legal challenges against President Donald Trump's revised travel ban. Mr Trump signed an executive order placing a 90-day ban on people from [...]

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