Rulings (6)
  • Friends of the Earth Ltd

    • Not Upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 31 October 2018

    A website for Friends of the Earth seen on 11 October 2017 on a page titled “Fracking and the … campaign to stop climate change” stated under the heading “Why fight fracking? Climate change Fracking is … incompatible with tackling climate change … Water Fracking risks contaminating groundwater”. The

    . “Fracking is incompatible with tackling climate change”; and2. “Fracking risks contaminating groundwater” in … held view, based on considerable scientific evidence, that fracking was incompatible with tackling … (fracking) was the process used predominantly to extract gas from the ground. They explained that the

  • Greenpeace Ltd

    • Not Upheld
    • National press
    • 21 September 2016

    beneath the property. Text stated, “NO FRACKING UNDER MY HOME TEXT NO FRACK … TO SIGN THE PETITION … Fracking threatens our climate, our countryside and our water. Yet experts agree - it won't cut our energy … bills. Stop the government’s plan to allow fracking firms to drill under your home without your

    evidence on the impact of fracking in February 2014, understood there were a range of views on … whether fracking would reduce energy prices and therefore challenged whether the claim “experts agree … (Greenpeace) provided an overview of fracking, which they said was relatively new to the UK and had given

  • INEOS Upstream Limited

    • Upheld in part
    • Press general, Regional press, Insert
    • 07 March 2018

    shale gas in the UK, titled “FRACKING [sic] What everyone should know”. The booklet included various … sections, including one titled “What is fracking?” which stated “Gas is a fossil fuel, but is much … less damaging to the climate and to air quality than coal or oil are”. A section titled “Why Fracking

    around 10% less than imported gas ...” was misleading and could be substantiated; and3. “Fracking can … or people ...” was misleading because they believed that fracking had caused large earthquakes. 1 … rock when drilling and fracking, monitoring background seismicity before operations commenced

  • Rathlin Energy Ltd

    • Not Upheld
    • Circular
    • 01 July 2015

    brochure, 'This application does not seek permission to undertake hydraulic fracturing (fracking

  • Third Energy UK Gas Ltd t/a Third Energy

    • Not Upheld
    • Regional press
    • 13 January 2016

    The complainant, who was involved in local anti-fracking groups, challenged whether the claim

  • Breitling Energy Corporation

    • Upheld
    • National press
    • 03 September 2014

    fracking had "real potential" to drive energy bills down. 6. Breitling said the claim was clearly … fracking in the UK had "real potential" to drive down energy bills, we noted that that view was

Informally resolved (5)
  • Frack Free Ryedale

    • 03 February 2016
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Regional press
    Topic: Charity, education and Third sector

  • Frack Free Alliance

    • 03 June 2015
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Leaflet
    Topic: Claims, endorsements and testimonials, Charity, education and Third sector, Utilities, energy and environment

  • Frack Free Somerset

    • 07 May 2014
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Leaflet
    Topic: Charity, education and Third sector

  • Residents Action on Fylde Fracking

    • 07 January 2015
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Leaflet
    Topic: Health conditions, Claims, endorsements and testimonials, Safety and security, Charity, education and Third sector

  • Friends of the Earth Trust Ltd and Friends of the Earth Ltd, both t/a Friends of the Earth

    • 04 January 2017
    • Number of complaints: 2

    Media: Insert
    Topic: Charity, education and Third sector