Author Archives

Ruth Hayhurst

Investigative journalist and environmental writer. Specialising in UK onshore oil and gas, fracking and the reaction to it.

A fracking week in Westminster (3-7 Feb 2014)

10/2/14 Transcripts of last week’s parliamentary questions on: Health and Safety Executive and Environment Agency inspections at Balcombe and other sites Monitoring methane emissions Costs of regulations Production and development licences Common liabilities fund Disposal of fluid into the Manchester Ship Canal With thanks to 6/2/14 Question […]

Plans to restrict judicial review dropped

7/2/14 The government has dropped its plans to restrict campaigners from challenging planning decisions through the courts. The Minister of Justice (MoJ) recently consulted on a proposal to limit those eligible to take out a judicial review. But this was not included in the government’s response to the […]