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UK Health professionals call for moratorium

UK Health professionals call for moratorium on fracking Medact’s new report, Health & Fracking: The impacts & opportunity costs, concludes that fracking poses significant risks to public health and calls for an immediate UK-wide moratorium to allow time for a full and comprehensive...
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Scotland can rely on Ineos for fracking bribes and threats

We can all rely on tax dodging billionaire, and Ineos Chairman, Jim Ratcliffe for bribes and false promises; together with a dirty PR campaign by his company in response to Scotland's moratorium, which is currently in deliberation. Chemicals company Ineos was awarded fracking licences to drill...
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Tell Your Bank to Get Out of Fracking

From money laundering drug money to the banking crisis, banking standards are at an all-time low, crashing to rock-bottom with the latest HSBC tax evasion scandal. ‘Too Big to Fail’ banks are also major investors in fracking and the fossil fuel industry, putting our money into extreme...
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What’s in the Infrastructure Act 2015?

The Infrastructure Bill, which included measures to make it easier for oil and gas companies to drill under private land, has received royal assent. The bill began its passage in the House of Lords on 5th June last year, had 13 sessions in the House of Lords and 16 in the Commons, but many MPs...
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Tessa Munt MP: Why I Quit and Why I Oppose Fracking

Tessa Munt, the Wells MP, has resigned  as a parliamentary aide to Business Secretary Vince Cable, after supporting an amendment in the Infrastructure Bill calling for a moratorium on fracking.  The amendment was put forward during a debate on Monday 26th January after the cross-party...
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Scottish Moratorium Gives Power to the People

Scotland has put Westminster’s plans to frack the country on hold, with a moratorium. Following a full public consultation, they will then decide on whether or not to ban fracking in Scotland.  There are no restrictions on how long the consultation period could last and they plan...
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Is the Environment Agency fit for purpose?

The very first UK high volume hydraulic fracking well was drilled by Cuadrilla in 2011 at Preese Hall (PH-1) in Lancashire. It caused two earthquakes and more than 50 seismic events near Blackpool (confirmed by the British Geological Survey) before they were forced to suspend drilling after two...
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Stop the Fracking Cover Up

A total of ten MPs have now called for DEFRA’s censored ‘Shale Gas Rural Economy Impacts’ report to be released in full, including four MPs from David Cameron’s own party.  Last week, at the House of Commons' Environmental Audit Committee inquiry on the environmental risks of fracking,...
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The Lethal Threat of Fracking Landfills

Nearly a year ago, at the height of the UK floods, on 8th February 2014, tragedy struck an ordinary family in Chertsey, Surrey, when water rose in their home and suddenly all were taken ill. Zane, a beautiful bright 7-year-old boy who had just won his green stripe belt at martial arts class,...