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From The Socialist newspaper, 24 May 2017

Tory oil spoils v poisonous air

Fracking shale oil gas extraction digging construction excavation Casey Hugelfink (Creatvie Commons), photo Casey Hugelfink (Creatvie Commons)

Fracking shale oil gas extraction digging construction excavation Casey Hugelfink (Creatvie Commons), photo Casey Hugelfink (Creatvie Commons)   (Click to enlarge)

Six oil company bosses have donated a total of 391,300 to the Tory party since Theresa May became prime minister.

"We will continue to support the industry and build on the unprecedented support already provided to the oil and gas sector" - Conservative manifesto.

Meanwhile, air pollution kills more people in Britain than in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina or the US.

The World Health Organisation has found residents here are 64 times more likely to die from toxic air than in Sweden.

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