17th June 2014 Paul Mobbs, an environmental researcher, told last night’s We Need To Talk About Fracking debate that the government was using “dodgy dossiers” to try to persuade people that fracking was safe. Ministers’ “placatory words” had “absolutely no substance whatsoever”, he said.
17th June 2014 “This debate needs to be much wider than merely fracking”, said broadcaster Jon Snow, the chair of last night’s We Need to Talk About Fracking meeting in London. He told the sell-out event at Central Hall Westminster there also needed to be a debate about […]
17th June 2014 Vivienne Westwood and organisers of the We Need To Talk About Fracking debates have arranged a second meeting in London after no politicians or industry representatives took part in last night’s event in London. The sell-out audience at Central Hall Westminster heard from six opponents […]
9th June 2014 A nationwide series of five debates about fracking begins today in Glasgow – but there’s no sign of representatives from the industry on the confirmed list of speakers for any event.
27th May 2014 A new group promoting a national debate about fracking has published details of its first events. We Need to Talk About Fracking is seeking definitive answers to the key questions about hydraulic fracturing and extreme extraction. It says it will address the facts and balance […]
31/3/14 The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns in its latest report that health, homes, food and safety are likely to be threatened by rising temperatures. Chris Field, co-chair of the IPCC working group, said: “The report concludes that people, societies, and ecosystems are vulnerable around the world, but with […]
13th March 2014 The leader of West Sussex County Council should welcome a new campaign group, which held its first fundraising event last night. We need to talk about fracking is calling for a “genuinely independent, balanced and thorough public debate”. Last year, Louise Goldsmith twice asked the […]