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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...
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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...