Dear Mr Cameron: Don’t Let Fracking Be The Next Asbestos

Dame Vivienne Westwood joined Santa Claus to help deliver an Absestos Christmas present to Prime Minister David Cameron – to drive home the dangers of Fracking to the British public. The Government’s own chief scientist, Professor Sir Mark Walport, in his recently published annual report...

Links Between Fracking and Birth Defects

Research Reveals Links Between Fracking and Birth Defects A new US study by researchers from the Institute for Health and the Environment (New York), Center for Environmental Health (New York), and the University of Missouri Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health and Department...

What the Frack?

Mining the Largest Shale Gas Reserve in the Northern Hemisphere: What the Frack? The UK government is going ahead with its plans to commence fracking across more than half of the country, hoping that it will boost the economy and provide an abundant supply of natural gas. Critics of the...

205 Residents’ Groups Oppose Fracking

205 Residents' Groups Oppose Fracking on Human Rights grounds Julie Wassmer tells Talk Fracking how 205 anti-fracking residents’ groups up and down the country organised themselves in just 5 days in support of a report, commissioned by the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation, calling for a...
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Bin the Infrastructure Bill

The Infrastructure Bill has been making its way through Parliament since June this year.  The Bill was launched in the House of Lords on 5 June, where it had its third reading on 19 November.  It was then quietly moved to the House of Commons, with its first reading on 20 November.  But how...

Government Report Compares Fracking Risks to Thalidomide and Asbestos

The government’s chief scientific advisor has drawn a distinct similarity between the headlong rush for fracking in the UK and thalidomide, asbestos etc. Hard evidence from the USA now links fracking to increased birth defect rates in children. In addition, there is a growing mountain of evidence...

Who won the debate at Canterbury Christ Church University?

Talk Fracking attended this important debate at Canterbury Christ Church University on 19th November 2014 The panellists included: Nick Riley MBE - Geologist and Director of Carboniferous Ltd Prof David Smythe - Emeritus Professor of Geophysics at Glasgow University Michael Hill - Expert...

RT: Shale gas benefits questioned

On 12th November 2014, Talk Fracking’s Joe Corre appeared on Russia Today to discuss the future of fracking in the UK saying the government’s plan for a wealth fund in the North is “ridiculous” and the economics do not stand up to scrutiny. RT reported on the new paper by leading energy...

Joe Corre on BBC2′s Daily Politics show

On 28th October 2014, pro-fracker Lord Smith was invited on the Daily Politics to talk about his "independent" industry funded fracking research. Luckily Talk Fracking were there to raise a few uncomfortable questions about his “impartial" work.  If you missed it, watch it here..

A travesty of democracy: David Cameron’s dash to frack

Fracking was not something that anybody voted for in the last UK general election in 2010. But it has been pushed through aggressively in the years since, with all the main parties other than the Greens fully behind it. As The Guardian’s energy editor, Terry Macalister, commented: “In 20...