Biggest health threat from fracking is climate change – new report

Encouraging fracking is unsafe and irresponsible, according to a new report, which concludes that the biggest health threat from shale gas is its contribution to global climate change.    

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Red line protest outside Manchester oil and gas conference

Campaigners against climate change from across northern England formed a symbolic thin red line outside a meeting in Manchester about UK onshore oil and gas Martin Porter, of Manchester Greenpeace, told a demonstration of around 50 people outside the city’s conference centre    

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AN INTERESTING READ. NOTE IN PARTICULAR PAGE 4 Page 4“The employment of a small number of local people, depending upon the size of the production operation may result” Underwhelmed!  

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Fracking-Affected Families Plead with President Obama: ‘We Need Help.’

“It’s not too late to provide leadership on fracking as part of his lasting legacy for the history books.”    

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Hero gran ‘dubbed modern day Spartacus’ after £55k legal bill for fracking protest sparks worldwide protest

People from as far afield as Australia, Thailand, Poland, Spain and Russia have come out in support of Tina Rothery who could end up in prison    

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Obama Administration Approved Gulf Fracking During Deepwater Horizon Disaster

Federal records show that regulators approved several drilling plans involving fracking in the Gulf of Mexico even as the Deepwater Horizon disaster unfolded and oil from a broken well spewed into the Gulf for weeks on end. “The Deepwater Horizon disaster should have been a wake up

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“Frack Master” accused of $80m investment fraud

A leading proponent of UK shale gas who advised parliaments on fracking is facing allegations of defrauding investors of $80m over the past five years. Chris Faulkner, the head of a US fracking company who adopted the title Frackmaster, is also accused of spending at least $30m

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Anti-fracking campaigner tells court: “I won’t pay Cuadrilla’s £55k legal bill”

Prominent anti-fracking campaigner, Tina Rothery, refused this morning to pay legal fees amounting to more than £55,000 in a dispute with the shale gas company, Cuadrilla. Statement: With respect to the District Judge and the courts I have huge admiration for a system of justice that is

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Pressure mounts over ‘suppression’ of UK fracking impacts report

Pressure is growing on the UK government to release a report into the impacts of shale gas fracking, which campaigners have accused ministers of suppressing. The Committee on Climate Change, which advises parliament on meeting the UK’s carbon targets, submitted the report in March. It covers the

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Who will and who won’t be deciding Cuadrilla’s fracking applications?

The committee that meets on Tuesday wil include three stand-ins and two new members. Less than half the councillors expected to attend were part of the committee that last considered the fracking applications six months ago.

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