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Chevron nominated for 2015 Pinocchio Climate Awards for pushing fracking agenda in Argentina & worldwide

Author: Pinocchio Awards, Published on: 2 November 2015

Oil giant Chevron has embarked on a global push for fracking, often with the support of US diplomats. In Argentina, Chevron has used lobbying, political connections and intolerable tactics to push its fracking agenda and protect its interests…Chevron has been working hard to convince governments in Europe and South America to give it free rein to frack…[Fracking] has been linked to ground-water contamination, serious health impacts, seismic instability, and increased methane leakages leading to significantly higher carbon emissions overall than other fossil fuels, including coal…[Local] resistance and disappointing findings have…seen Chevron abandon all Eastern European operations…In Argentina, however, Chevron has found a much more malleable ground for its fracking push. It is a key partner of the government’s and state-controlled firm YPF’s relentless efforts to develop unconventional oil and gas in Patagonia at any cost…

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Related companies: Chevron YPF