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Saturday, 26th July 2014

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

Source: Friends of the Earth Europe

From Executive Summary:

Industry players, who include many of the big oil and gas companies, have used their influence and financial power to ensure that the EU has not introduced new EU-wide regulations on fracking in 2013 and 2014. They have invested in an extensive lobby campaign, targeting the European institutions, national governments, and individual members of the European Parliament (MEPs), as well as recruiting academics and members of the public to support their efforts to capture the political process and block proposals to tighten the regulatory framework.

This 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.

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Having begun his career in academic libraries, Adrian Janes has subsequently worked extensively in public libraries, chiefly in enquiry work as an Information Services librarian. In this role he has had particular responsibility for information from both the UK Government and the European Union. He wrote a detailed report on sources for the latter which was published by FreePint in 2007, and has contributed articles to FreePint and ResourceShelf. He is involved in training in information literacy and the use of online reference resources.

A Contributing Editor to DocuTicker, he also write reviews for Pennyblackmusic.

Adrian can be reached at adrian.janes@freepint.com

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