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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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Let’s stay on the road to a fracked future

Dame Vivienne Westwood joined Talk Fracking for the launch of our new billboard, cradling a ‘fracked baby of the future’ at Westminster Bridge, London. The impacts of fracking are harmful to our health, the economy and our environment, but our government continues to ignore the mountain of...
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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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Thomas Barlow – Panellist

When I joined NO Dash For Gas in 2013, the group that later helped organise Reclaim the Power, I hadn’t heard of fracking at all. Coming from Manchester, I was well aware of rising fuel bills, of climate change and of a group of six companies that have a monopoly over our energy. I was only...