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Shale begins to feature as a toxic issue for US voters.

FT: “….Passions over fracking are on the rise in America. ….the rush to extract more shale energy is bringing industrialisation to picturesque ruraltowns and densely built city suburbs, where horrified residents say fracking is anything but clean.”

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Climate and clean energy now in top 3 US electoral ad issues.

Tree Alerts (no url): “Climate and energy issues now rank in the top three issues mentioned in electoral ads as the midterm elections near in the US.”

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The “climate swerve”: a new social movement around global warming.

NYT: “American  appear to be undergoing a significant psychological shift in our relation to global warming. I call this shift a climate “swerve,” borrowing the term used recently by the Harvard humanities professor Stephen Greenblatt to describe a major historical change

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Support for UK fracking drops to 24%, DECC survey finds.

Telegraph: “Support for fracking in the UK has fallen, with less than a quarter of the public now in favour of extracting shale gas to meet the country’s energy needs, according to official government polling.”

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Obama takes personal charge against the backlash. 70% support him.

Guardian: “Barack Obama took personal charge of the campaign for historic new climate change regulations on Monday, defending a 30% cut in carbon pollution from power plants from a backlash by business lobbies, conservative groups and Democrats in oil and

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British fracking support falls again, below 50% now, poll shows.

Guardian: “Public support for fracking for shale gas in the UK has fallen below 50% for the first time, new polling suggests.”

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Huge opposition to change in UK trespass law for fracking under homes.

PA: “The government faces widespread opposition to plans to change trespass laws to allow shale gas companies to drill under homes without the owner’s permission, a poll has revealed.”

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UK support for renewables remains unwaveringly high in DECC poll.

Solar Power Portal: “The UK public has shown consistent support for renewable energy in the third of a series of opinion surveys published by the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC).”

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Wind farms far more popular than fracking, UK poll suggests.

FT: “Britons would prefer to live near a wind farm over a “fracking” site by a majority of three to one, according to an opinion poll published on Monday.”

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Biggest coal and PR firms in world pair up to promote coal for the poor.

Kate Sheppard for the Huffington Post: “Peabody Energy Corp., the world’s largest private-sector coal company, launched apublic relations and advertising campaign last month extolling the virtues of coal energy for poor people.”

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