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Friends of the Earth: Election manifestos: the scores are in

The manifestos are out and so are our scores on how parties have done on the environment.

There are lots of issues close to our hearts at this election. It’s clear that the next 5 years are going to be crucial for protecting the environment.

Overall when we totted up the scores (from 0 to 3) for each policy the Greens came out well ahead, followed by Labour, then Lib Dems, with the Conservatives some way behind.

Updated scores

Conservatives: 11
Labour: 34
Liberal Democrats: 32
Greens: 46

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Election 2017: What the manifestos say on energy and climate change

Published on the CarbonBrief.org website on the 16th of May 2017

 

On the 8th of June, the UK will head to the polls for the third time in as many years. In an election dominated by Brexit, Carbon Brief will be tracking the climate change and energy content of parties’ manifestos, as they are launched.

First out of the blocks was the Green Party, with a dedicated seven-page environment manifesto published on the 11th of May. The Labour Party saw a draft of its plans leaked on the same day. Its official manifesto launch came on the 16th of May, as did Plaid Cymru’s “Action Plan 2017“.

The Liberal Democrat manifesto was published on the 17th of May, with the Conservatives following on the 18th of May.

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For and against: Should UK Oil and Gas drill for oil near Rowlands Castle?

Published in the Portsmouth News on the 19th May 2017

Story by Tamara Siddiqui

 

IT’S BEEN the subject of debate for nine months, but what are the arguments for and against UK Oil and Gas’ proposal to drill for oil near Rowlands Castle?

TAMARA SIDDIQUI spoke to the company and those campaigning against it to find out.

Councillors, interested bodies, campaigners, charities and residents – all have had their say about Ukog’s plans to drill for oil at Markwells Wood, situated in the South Downs National Park near Rowlands Castle.

The company temporarily withrew its application for the project earlier this month, but plans to re-submit later this year.

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