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Cuadrilla boss and government employee Lord John Browne has yet again met senior government officials to press the case for Cuadrilla Resources, recent documents show. Browne has repeatedly used his position within the Cabinet Office to press for advantages for the UK’s notorious fracker; most recently (so far as we know) pressing the case with […]

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Cuadrilla boss in new lobbying scandal

                            It recently emerged that the man who runs fracking company Cuadrilla and who also works in government – Lord John Browne – lobbied Dept of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) chiefs four times in eight months last year. A Freedom of […]

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Nigel Lawson deception: fracking contaminated water at 120 sites in Pennyslyania

Fracking apologist Nigel Lawson recently made some rash claims on BBC’s Radio 4’s Any Questions. Lawson claimed “there is not a single authenticated case of fracking causing water contamination in the US.”¬† When opponents claimed that US wells had leaked gas and chemicals into groundwater, Lawson invited his opponents to “name them”. So we thought […]

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Fracking pollutes groundwater: damning new data

                            A little-known US government database shows conclusively that fracking forces gas and chemicals into sources of groundwater. This directly contradicts senior British ministers, US government officials and the fracking industry who have repeatedly denied links between fracking and contaminated water supplies. […]

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Newsnight fails Scotland on Dart Energy Threat

Why is it that Scotlands flagship news program completely missed the story? If you compare the content and tone of the 12 minute BBC piece with one and half minutes from 7 News in Australia the differences are stark. The real story in Scotland: 2014 UPDATE here… An Australian company called Dart Energy want to […]

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Celtique borehole deception in Sussex

Sussex Driller Celtique Energie is preparing to test for shale gas and oil at two new sites in Sussex, even as it tells the public it’s not doing so. Thousands of wells, hydraulic fracturing, horizontal drilling and massive volumes of water, chemicals and sand (silica) are inevitably required to extract oil and gas from shale. […]

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Foolish Energy Minister shows fractures within 720 feet of Balcombe village

When recently-appointed Energy Minister John Hayes showed his lack of fracking knowledge last month this political huckster inadvertently highlighted a troubling fact: at Cuadrilla’s site in Balcombe, West Sussex, fractures could reach within 720 feet of the surface. Hayes claimed a Durham’s study “categorically refuted” suggestions that fracking fluids could get into aquifers. This sort […]

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Government “Open for Consultation” but moving decision making further away from the people

The Government have two “Open Consultations” about “Nationally Significant Infrastructure Planning” which close on the 7th Jan. The first is about¬†“Extending the regime to business and commercial projects”, projects that are not nationally significant or infrastructure. The list includes large office developments, manufacturing and storage facilities, conference and exhibition centres, Leisure, tourism, sports and recreation […]

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