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Frackademics – the infiltration of the academic community

Frackademics - how the fracking industry and their PR machine have infiltrated the academic community This new study commissioned by Talk Fracking, looks at the relationships between scientists, academics, policy makers and the industry.  This report undermines the foundations of the four reports, which the government and industry...

“Frackademics” – Case study 6: The interrelationship between the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Unconventional Gas and Oil and The Task Force on Shale Gas

Case study 6: The interrelationship between the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Unconventional Gas and Oil and The Task Force on Shale Gas In this last case study we will examine how 'astroturfing' happens at the Parliamentary level; and how the public relations mediated relationships between corporate interests...

“Frackademics” – Conclusion

Conclusion The basis of rational, scientific judgement is evidence, and the framework for how that evidence is assessed and conclusions drawn. The recent use of scientists to front the case for unconventional gas and oil in Britain is not based on clear, unequivocal evidence. Instead it relies...