Fears grow over Conservatives’ links to fossil fuel lobbyists

Guardian: Government backing for new forms of gas extraction such as "fracking" are coming under acute scrutiny, after a sacked energy minister warned against "betting the farm" on them and green groups expressed alarm at links between the fossil fuel lobby and the Tories. An Observer investigation has established that energy trading giant Vitol, whose boss has given more than £500,000 to the Conservatives, has emerged as a major shareholder in a company bringing "hydraulic fracturing", commonly known as......

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