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Scientists altered data proving fracking causes earthquakes

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has been wreaking havoc all over the nation despite claims that it is not harmful to people or the environment, and now it has emerged that scientists are being forced to cover up the role it plays in earthquakes  

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Citing Health Risks, Cuomo Bans Fracking in New York State

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s administration announced on Wednesday that it would ban hydraulic fracturing in New York State because of concerns over health risks, ending years of debate over a method of extracting natural gas.  

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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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A hidden report for Britain’s most senior ministers has revealed that the promise of a UK shale gas boom has been dramatically exaggerated by government and fracking companies. Government has known for almost two years that the number of wells likely to flow shale gas from fractures

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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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Fracking to begin in earnest in 2018 after tough year for industry

British shale gas companies have said domestic fracking will finally begin in earnest in 2018, after another year passed without serious progress amid strong opposition. Industry figures said next year would be crucial for the sector, as companies start the process of hydraulic fracturing to extract gas trapped

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Householders affected by floods face insurance double-whammy if they live nearby planned fracking sites

Householders could face an insurance double-whammy if they live within a five-mile radius of shale gas exploration sites    

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Cashing Out From the Climate Casino

Something big is starting to shift. After years of effort from activists, there are signs that the world’s financial community is finally rousing itself in the fight against global warming.  

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The World Bank clearly shares our view

From the Guardian Tuesday 12 December 2017 World Bank to end financial support for oil and gas exploration The World Bank will end its financial support for oil and gas exploration within the next two years in response to the growing threat posed by climate change. In

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100 MPs have now signed a pledge to divest their pension from fossil fuels

This is big. 100 MPs including Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn have now signed the #DivestParliament pledge! In just one year, this campaign has mobilised thousands to pressure their MPs, and built incredible political support. This is truly the result of people power. Email your MP and demand climate action:  divestparliament.org    

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