Fracking row: Treasury ‘showing shambolic conflict of interest’

Third Energy’s newest director, Conservative party peer and donor Jitesh Gadhia, is also a non-executive director at another Treasury body, UK Government Investments. One of UKGI’s roles is to provide advice to the government on dealing with financially distressed businesses.  

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Water quality and resources could be at risk from fracking, says the Environment Agency

The Environment Agency spelt out today what it sees as the risks to water from a shale gas industry.          In its report The State of the environment: water quality, the organisation included fracking as a potential threat. The process was considered as a future

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Fracking is linked to breast cancer: Chemicals used in high-pressure oil and gas extraction cause uncontrolled cell division Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5363003/Fracking-linked-breast-cancer.

Previous research reveals cancer is caused by uncontrolled cell division This occurs when mice are exposed to chemical levels of those in fracking areas Fracking involves drilling into the earth before inserting a high-pressure mixture Although this releases gas and oil, chemicals can contaminate local water  One in eight

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Temporary respite for this unwelcome industry but no meaningful change

Today’s release of BEIS data for Wave 24 of their quarterly polling gives some palliative relief to the ailing UK fracking industry. It shows that the relentless slide towards single figure percentage support has been, at least temporarily, halted. The industry, however, are still a long way

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I’m 73 and a grandmother. Fracking has turned me into an activist – Gillian Kelly

Gillian Kelly explains what motivates so many of us in this opinion piece for the Guardian Newspaper Until last year I’d never been in a protest. Now I’m due in court for trying to stop this destructive industry ruining our landscape I am a 73-year-old grandmother. On

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Lancs planners stand by objection to Roseacre Wood fracking site

Lancs planners stand by objection to Roseacre Wood fracking site

BY RUTH HAYHURST ON JANUARY 17, 2018 Council planners in Lancashire have said Cuadrilla’s revised traffic scheme for the proposed Roseacre Wood fracking site is still unacceptable. In a report published today, they recommended that the county council continued to object to the application. Lancashire refused planning

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