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A Victory for People Power! By Asad Rehman

Asad Rehman is Head of International Climate at Friends of the Earth (EWNI) and a Board member of Friends of the Earth International. Asad is from Burnley, Lancashire. This morning countless people will have woken up exhausted and elated from yesterdays amazing victory against Cuadrilla and...
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When Lancashire Went Frack Free

Ebony Ava Johnson is a founding member of the ‘Frack Free Lancashire’ campaign. She began as a concerned resident and mother.  We started the Frack Free Lancashire campaign just a year ago. In Lancashire alone, there are now over 40 groups united against fracking. This week, Frack Free...
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Politicians Are Criminals: Come Clean Chris

On Tuesday 23rd June 2015, Vivienne Westwood accompanied Talk Fracking to the Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum Keynote Seminar on “Shale gas in the UK: regulation, addressing challenges, and energy security”, at Glaziers Hall, London [1]. We hoped to confront Chair of...
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Pro-Fracking Fakes

Shady fracking lobbyists have denied that they had created a sham grassroots group to fake a pro-shale gas campaign, by roping in college students as supporters of the climate-destroying drilling method. Westbourne Communications, which has shale gas companies Centrica and Caudrilla as clients,...
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Government reduced to fracking lies

The Government is struggling to spin its policy to fast track fracking, writes Paul Mobbs. So as it cuts the public out of the regulatory process, exempts exploratory wells from controls, and forces the Environment Agency to issue permits with 1-2 weeks, its spin machine has resorted to...
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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...