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Does a fracking disaster lurk under UK floodwaters?

Forecasters expect more floods as a US blizzard heads to the UK, predicted to land here tomorrow morning.[1] Areas prone to floods are not protected from fracking. In fact almost 20% of all UK fracking licence blocks offered by the government substantially overlap with zones at significant risk of...
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Victory for East Kent Against Fracking

Rosie Rechter is the Chair of residents’ campaign group, ‘East Kent Against Fracking’ (EKAF). Anyone who knows anything about the dangers of fracking will be celebrating that not a single licence in the whole of East Kent was included in the recently announced 14th Licensing round. ...
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How US authorities mishandled and downplayed complaints of water contamination from fracking

After a two-year analysis, investigative journalists Joshua Pribanic and Melissa Troutman have uncovered 9 ways that officials at the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) have kept drinking water contamination across Pennsylvania “off the books” since fracking began in 2004. Troutman...
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Come Clean Chris: The Task Force on Shale Gas Cannot be Trusted

172 organisations and residents’ community groups have signed Talk Fracking’s open letter calling the Task Force on Shale Gas a PR stunt to push through Fracking undemocratically. In an open letter, here is what they said: Come Clean Chris: The Task Force on Shale Gas Cannot be Trusted In...