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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,...
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The Government wants to obscure the truth about Fracking

Keith Taylor is the Green Party Member of the European Parliament for the South East region. In this blog, he explains why he signed the Talk Fracking petition demanding that David Cameron release DEFRA's censored report on fracking in full, before MPs decide on the Infrastructure...
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Mass Lobby of Parliament Against Infrastructure Bill

On Wednesday 14th January, a coalition of grassroots campaign groups are hosting a mass lobby of Parliament against the Infrastructure Bill that is currently being pushed through Parliament [1]. The Bill has been described by George Monbiot as a “[graveyard] for burying bad news” [2] and...
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Stop Defra’s Fracking Cover Up

Within the next two weeks MPs will vote on the Infrastructure Bill; a bill that proposes controversial changes to our land rights and paves the way for fracking [1]. But the government has bluntly censored their report on how shale gas will impact the countryside. Last month Tory MPs Anne McIntosh...
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Public Consultation on Environmental Risks

December is typically a month where the majority of people are winding down their work for the end of the year. However in the House of Commons, December has been a popular month for debating and formulating regulations relating to fracking. Previously we reported that the Infrastructure Bill is...
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Why We Should Bin The Fracking Infrastructure Bill

Beki Adam is a farm owner who runs a small business of eco-tourism on South Downs. She spent much of her life in Balcombe and was concerned about fracking when drilling began last year. Beki tells Talk Fracking why the Government should #BinTheBill. The Infrastructure Bill, currently being...