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Blogs & articles

  • Fracking industry and resigning tsar Natascha Engel hit full media spin cycle on quake rules +

    UK shale gas commissioner Natascha Engel’s resignation last weekend just seven months into a two-year taxpayer-funded appointment had astute industry PR gloves all over it. Read More
  • UK: 'massive victory' as injunction against anti-shale campaigners ruled 'unlawful' +

    Britain’s fledgling shale gas industry was dealt another big blow when three senior judges overturned INEOS' draconian injunction against anti-fracking campaigners writes Andy Rowell. Read More
  • Elite British cycling team sells out to billionaire shale boss +

    One of Britain’s elite cycling teams, which has won an impressive eight Grand Tours, has just announced that its new sponsor will be the UK’s richest man, petrochemical and fracking boss, Sir Jim Ratcliffe. The cyclists, known as Team Sky, will be renamed Team Ineos. Read More
  • Yet another nail in UK fracking industry as govt. guidelines ruled “unlawful” +

    The UK’s fledgling fracking industry has been dealt another significant nail in its coffin with the High Court ruling that current guidance from the Government on shale gas is “unlawful” writes Andy Rowell. Read More
  • Mistrust and earthquakes: why Lancashire communities are so shaken by fracking tremors +

    Cuadrilla plans to engage with the regulators to change the upper limit on seismic monitoring after a series of earth tremors brought its operations to a halt. No wonder Lancashire locals have serious concerns about how regulatory monitoring and corporate transparency works writes Anna Szolucha. Read More
  • 2018 will show record carbon emissions +

    Record carbon emissions are set to mark 2018. And although investment in renewable energy is rising, the world is still warming dangerously fast writes Tim Radford of the Climate News Network. Read More
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