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===Who's behind the push for fracking in the UK?===
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Our Fracking portal tracks the companies, people and lobbyists behind the all-out push for shale gas exploration in the UK and beyond.
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It sheds light on who is influencing the debate over fracking and the tactics used to persuade the public and our politicians. 
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===Help us expose industry and government spin about fracking===
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'''[http://powerbase.info/index.php/Category:Fracking CLICK FOR OUR COMPLETE LIST OF FRACKING PROFILES'''].<br>
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*'''[http://www.spinwatch.org/index.php/issues/climate/item/5940-meet-the-frackers-a-spinwatch-lobbying-tour Meet the Frackers’: a Spinwatch lobbying tour]''', Spinwatch January 2017
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*'''[http://www.spinwatch.org/index.php/issues/climate/item/5948-local-community-spaces-in-east-midlands-at-risk-from-fracking-exploration East Midlands parish councils reject Ineos’ assault on community spaces]''', Spinwatch, February 2017
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*'''[http://www.spinwatch.org/index.php/issues/climate/item/5965-new-documents-reveal-north-yorkshire-police-s-close-relationship-with-fracking-firms New documents reveal North Yorkshire Police's close relationship with fracking firms]''', Spinwatch, June 2017
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*Andy Rowell, '''[http://www.spinwatch.org/index.php/issues/climate/item/5968-andy-blog-spin Devoid of democratic legitimacy, UK shale industry responds with spin and violence]''', Spinwatch July 2017
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*Andy Rowell, '''[http://www.spinwatch.org/index.php/issues/climate/itemlist/category/191-fracking SLAPPS and ‘aggressive cold calling’: How INEOS is selling shale]''', Spinwatch August 2017
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*Melissa Jones, '''[http://www.spinwatch.org/index.php/issues/politics/item/5976-fracking-industry-parliamentary-groups-hang-up-their-hats Fracking parliamentary groups hang up their hard hats]''', Spinwatch. 5 October 2017
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*Melissa Jones, '''[http://www.spinwatch.org/index.php/issues/politics/item/5979-time-to-fix-exit-rules-for-special-advisers Time to fix the revolving door rules for special advisers]''', 17 October 2017
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*Melissa Jones, Russell Scott, '''[http://www.spinwatch.org/index.php/issues/climate/item/5982-third-environmental-permit-breach-this-year-by-cuadrilla-at-lancs-fracking-site Third environmental permit breach this year by Cuadrilla at Lancs fracking site]''', Spinwatch, 21 October 2017
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*Melissa Jones, Russell Scott, '''[http://www.spinwatch.org/index.php/issues/climate/item/5983-update-cuadrilla-environmental-breaches-tally-rises-to-five-at-preston-new-road Update: Cuadrilla environmental breaches tally rises to five this year at Preston New Road]''', Spinwatch, 3 November 2017
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*Andy Rowell, '''[http://spinwatch.org/index.php/issues/climate/item/5987-exclusive-fight-against-ineos-draconian-injunction-goes-to-the-court-of-appeal Exclusive: Fight against INEOS' ‘draconian’ injunction goes to the Court of Appeal]''', Spinwatch, 19 January 2018
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*Andy Rowell, [http://spinwatch.org/index.php/issues/climate/item/6001-the-curious-case-of-the-guard-dog-anti-fracking-protesters-and-north-yorkshire-police The curious case of the guard dog, anti-fracking protesters and North Yorkshire police], Spinwatch, 13 June 2018 and also shorter version in [https://www.opendemocracy.net/uk/andy-rowell/curious-case-of-guard-dog-anti-fracking-protestors-and-north-yorkshire-police Opendemocracy].
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*Russell Scott, [http://spinwatch.org/index.php/issues/climate/item/5999-frack-firm-third-energy-warned-by-environment-agency-for-multiple-environmental-permit-breaches Frack firm Third Energy warned by Environment Agency for multiple permit breaches], Spinwatch, 23 May 2018
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*Melissa Jones, Russell Scott, [http://spinwatch.org/index.php/issues/climate/item/6004-third-energy-in-discussion-with-the-police-over-new-fracking-well-in-north-yorkshire  Third Energy discuss new fracking well with North Yorkshire Police, but not the community] Spinwatch 30 July 2018
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*Melissa Jones, Russell Scott, '''[http://spinwatch.org/index.php/issues/climate/item/6006-why-are-counter-terrorism-police-still-spying-on-the-anti-fracking-movement Why are counter terrorism police still spying on the anti-fracking movement?]''', Spinwatch, 9 September 2018
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*'''See [[Timeline: fracking in the UK| TIMELINE: FRACKING IN THE UK]]''' 2010-2017
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*'''[http://www.spinwatch.org/index.php/issues/climate/item/5933-fracking-update Update: more documents show police, councils and schools labelling anti-fracking protestors as extremists ]''' Spinwatch, December 2016
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*'''[http://www.spinwatch.org/index.php/issues/climate/item/5965-new-documents-reveal-north-yorkshire-police-s-close-relationship-with-fracking-firms New documents reveal North Yorkshire Police's close relationship with fracking firms]''', December 2016
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A guide to the companies, lobbyists and think tanks behind the push for fracking in the UK


{{#ev:youtube|https://youtu.be/toTLr2yIJ5E%7C450%7Ccenter%7CWatch and share: 'Meet the Frackers: a Spinwatch lobbying tour'}} This portal is part of Powerbase—your guide to networks of power, lobbying and deceptive PR. Powerbase has a policy of strict referencing and is overseen by a managing editor.

Who's behind the push for fracking in the UK?

Our Fracking portal tracks the companies, people and lobbyists behind the all-out push for shale gas exploration in the UK and beyond. It sheds light on who is influencing the debate over fracking and the tactics used to persuade the public and our politicians.

Help us expose industry and government spin about fracking

Powerbase is run on a tiny budget, and many contributors kindly give their time for free. If you can help out we'd love to hear from you. Or if you find these resources useful, please consider a donation toward our modest overheads. Thank you.

Who are the fracking lobbyists?

Spinwatch Fracking lobbyingfirms April2015 web.jpg

CLICK FOR OUR COMPLETE LIST OF FRACKING PROFILES.

Fracking firms

Fracking lobbyists

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