5 May 2021 — Netpol
Netpol is encouraging campaigners who for years have fought to stop fracking in their communities to share their experiences of the oppressive and violent policing at protests with Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights.
18 September 2019 — The Wolf Report: Non-confidential analysis for the anti-investor
1. Staggering under the weight of its overproduction, capitalism spies in the visage of its recent savior, China, the image of its once and future enemy, China. Every thing that was the producer of “recovery,” “growth,” “expansion,” — fracked oil, microprocessors, corn, soybeans, smartphones, flat screens, container ships, becomes a relation of relapse, decline, contraction.
8 October 2018 — Craig Murray
The draconian sentencing to jail of anti-fracking activists for non-violent direct action has received insufficient attention. It is a confident state that can undertake to bring back a level of repression not seen for decades – eight decades, in fact, since environmental activists received this kind of lengthy jail sentence, despite generations of tree climbing and road blocking.
28 September 2018 — Naked Capitalism
[UK take note! WB]
By Justin Mikulka, a freelance writer, audio and video producer living in Trumansburg, NY. Originally published at DeSmog Blog
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has clearly documented the multiple risks — despite repeated dismissals from the oil and gas industry — that hydraulic fracturing (fracking) poses to drinking water supplies. However, the tables may be turning: Water itself now poses a risk to the already failing financial model of the American fracking industry, and that is something the industry won’t be able to ignore.
27 July 2017 — The Canary
A new film released by the Network for Police Monitoring (Netpol) reveals the lengths to which the police are prepared to go in preventing protest; and how far they are prepared to go to protect the interests of big business over the rights of campaigners. In this case, it is the interests of fracking company Cuadrilla.
12 August 2016 — SumOfUs
Petrochemical giant INEOS is planning to flood the UK with fracking wells. And this week we learnt how the government plans to bribe people with cash payments to allow fracking in their community.
Billionaire businessman Jim Ratcliffe left the UK in 2010 to avoid paying taxes. Now he’s back, and he has big plans for the UK — and for his company, INEOS.