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Fracking Brussels: A Who's Who of the EU Shale Gas Lobby

Friends of the Earth Europe, July 2014


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Resource IDfoee2014
Resource titleFracking Brussels: A Who's Who of the EU Shale Gas Lobby
Author(s)Rachel Tansey, Helen Burley
Publication/ sourceFriends of the Earth Europe
Date publishedJuly 2014
Summary text/ abstractThis report maps out this lobbying offensive by exposing the key players involved, their targets and the tactics employed. It examines the activities of the main shale gas lobby groups and individual companies, drawing on evidence of meetings and correspondence with five key departments in the European Commission, to reveal a web of lobbying activity, incorporating industry players from both sides of the Atlantic, industry lobby groups, professional lobby consultants, MEPs and even national governments. It finds a distinct divide between the companies' and lobby groups' public rhetoric and the details of their policy demands. While the shale gas industry is eager to assure the public that it is committed to extracting shale gas in a safe, environmentally-friendly way, it is investing significant effort and money to convince policy-makers not to impose regulations and pushing to weaken environmental protection laws.
Library categoriesExtr. Energy Economics, Politics
Added to Free Range Library15/10/2014
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