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Monday, 26 September 2016

Fracking scare stories condemned by watchdog per The Times but unlikely to be reported by the BBC

The Times reports http://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/fracking-scare-stories-condemned-by-watchdog-mkw6dn6t0

'A green campaign group made a series of misleading claims about the health and environmental impacts of fracking, according to a damning draft ruling by the advertising watchdog.

Friends of the Earth (FoE) failed to substantiate claims that fracking could cause cancer, contaminate water supplies, increase asthma rates and send house prices plummeting, the Advertising Standards Authority says.'

Oddly I can't find where the BBC are reporting this ruling, maybe because they don't plan on doing so or even just correcting anyone who makes similar unsubstantiated claims in the future.

1 comment:

Sl Meyers said...

It'll turn out that fracking creates hazards we never expected, and doesn't do the scary stuff we feared! Isn't that how it always works?

The obvious thing to do is to frack like crazy in a lot of places where few people live, and monitor the heck out of each site. We can't really settle the science if we don't at least try to set up some controls.