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Local Councils divest from tobacco: pension fund investigation

See this article in the Independent on Sunday (9/11/14) –  We have an interview with Kent County Council whistleblower Dr Marion Gibbon below: OUSTED KENT PUBLIC HEALTH CONSULTANT INTERVIEW: In a BBC Radio Kent interview in September 2013, Dr Marion Gibbon, who had been in situ as Kent County Council’s Public Health Consultant since April 2013, said: […]

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Many UK Pension funds invest in fracking via Centrica PLC – here’s how

Many pension funds support the fracking industry via investments in Centrica PLC, which owns a slice of the Lancashire frack fields of controversial fracker Cuadrilla. To understand how pension funds co-own Cuadrilla’s fracking interests, it’s necessary to break down how Centrica bought into the deal, and what it bought. In 2013, a Centrica PLC unit, […]

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West Sussex and Manchester pension funds in conflict of interest over fracking

First published by the Asset Tracker team in The Ecologist Two Councils at the front line of fracking protests – Greater Manchester and West Sussex – have pension funds investing in the major fracking operators – while decisions on planning applications to frack are pending. The findings – which have emerged from a special investigation […]

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