Rulings (6)
  • Friends of the Earth Ltd

    • Not Upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 10 July 2019

    ;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

    whether the following claims could be substantiated and were misleading: 1. “Fracking is … incompatible with tackling climate change”; and 2. “Fracking risks contaminating groundwater … their strong and reasonably held view, based on considerable scientific evidence, that fracking was

  • 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

    of 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 … are”. A section titled “Why Fracking?” stated “As recognised

    could be substantiated; and 3. “Fracking can cause small tremors deep underground but these … they believed that fracking had caused large earthquakes. 1. Ineos provided a number of papers … rock when drilling and fracking, monitoring background seismicity before operations commenced, seismic

  • 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 (4)
  • 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

  • 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