• Engineering consent for fracking: Chris Smith and the ‘astroturf’ consultancy

    by  • March 19, 2015 • News

    Edelman, the global PR group, has a history of aggressive ‘consent engineering’ for the fossil fuel industry in North America, writes Paul Mobbs.

    So what are they doing running ‘impartial’ UK bodies including a Parliamentary group on unconventional oil and gas, and the ‘independent’ Task Force on Shale Gas? Are they really US-style ‘astroturf’ bodies designed to fool us all?

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