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Fracking Pollutes Drinking Water & Lowers Birth Weights

Lord Chris Smith and the Task Force on Shale Gas have still not responded to our letter (sent 17th March 2015) [1] regarding our Frackademics report [2] and their involvement with Edelman PR.  This week, activists took direct action at Edelman’s London offices to highlight the PR company’s...
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Let’s stay on the road to a fracked future

Dame Vivienne Westwood joined Talk Fracking for the launch of our new billboard, cradling a ‘fracked baby of the future’ at Westminster Bridge, London. The impacts of fracking are harmful to our health, the economy and our environment, but our government continues to ignore the mountain of...
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Cuadrilla is already poisoning Britain

Cuadrilla threatens to poison the UK’s water, land and air through fracking. But already, its impact on British society, academia and public institutions can be described as corrosive. Cuadrilla also has a phenomenally destructive background. It is no wonder they have turned to a PR firm,...
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Chris Smith and the ‘astroturf’ consultancy

Edelman, the global PR group, has a history of aggressive 'consent engineering' for the fossil fuel industry in North America, writes Paul Mobbs. So what are they doing running 'impartial' UK bodies including a Parliamentary group on unconventional oil and gas, and the 'independent' Task Force...
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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...