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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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Paul Mobbs responds to Verdon’s critique of ‘Frackademics’

Talk Fracking asked the author of the ‘Frackademics’ report, Paul Mobbs, to respond to the critique of this report by Professor James Verdon at Bristol University. Here follows a quick rebuttal. It is not comprehensive and we do not intend to embark on a lengthy program of tit for tat...