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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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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...