Widespread fracking could be prevented in the UK by public opposition, the large amount of investment needed and limits on carbon emissions, MPs heard yesterday.
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The Environment Agency’s top staff on fracking told MPs yesterday they were confident that current regulations were good enough to deal with any risks to people and the environment.
Lord Chris Smith, the head of the new industry-funded Task Force on Shale Gas, yesterday urged the government to be open about all the information it had on fracking.
DrillOrDrop.com reviews this afternoon’s discussion of Labour amendments to clauses on fracking in the Infrastructure Bill Notification of fracking proposals Labour sought to require operators to notify people individually of drilling under their properties, reversing a government decision, which came into effect in January last year. Currently operators […]
Scotland and deep-level access The climate change minister, Amber Rudd, announced the government intended to introduce an amendment at the Report Stage of the Bill to remove Scotland from the provisions on the right to use deep level land for drilling.
The government refused this morning to publish in full a redacted report on the impact of fracking on rural communities.
MPs are being urged to demand the full release of a redacted government report on the impact of fracking on the rural economy.