“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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DECC Delays Release of Any Information on the CCC’s Independent Fracking and Climate Change Report

Suspicions and frustration are growing as the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) continues to delay the release of any information regarding the Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) independent report on fracking and climate change.  

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A judge who acquitted nine anti-fracking campaigners following protests outside the Horse Hill oil well near Gatwick said he was concerned about the deteriorating relationship between police and protesters.      

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