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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...