They won’t go quietly:
an FoE spokesperson said Mr Parker’s comments did not “accurately reflect the agreement” the organisation reached with the ASA.
“Our chief executive, and legal advisor, have gone to the ASA this afternoon to speak with them and challenge this,” the spokesperson said.
By Paul Homewood
h/t Joe Public
On Wednesday, we learnt the Advertising Standards Authority had found that Friends of the Earth had been spreading lies to the effect that fracking could cause cancer, contaminate water supplies, increase asthma rates and send house prices plummeting.
Following the ASA judgment, FOE agreed not to repeat such claims in future, unless the evidence changed.
However, it seems that FOE find it difficult to do anything other than lie.
Following the ASA decision, the Guardian reported:
The ASA were understandably furious about this latest lie, and took the highly unusual step of issuing their own statement the following day: