Fracking Week in Parliament. The Government was questioned this week on the impact that fracking would have on meeting the UK’s climate change targets.
The Welsh Government is consulting on its new policy to oppose fracking and any further oil and gas exploration.
Moving decisions on fracking plans to a national level contradicts the principles of localism and would probably exacerbate mistrust between communities and the industry, MPs said today.
A new parliamentary group has called for evidence on how fracking could affect former coal mining areas.
Government proposals to take shale gas decisions out of the local planning system could result in a “one-size-fits all” approach with unrestricted drilling and fracking, a new parliamentary group has been told.
Fracking Week in Parliament: DrillOrDrop review of parliamentary questions and debates. The Environment Minister, David Rutley, was questioned in parliament this week about consulting the public on fracking.
The Labour MP, Louise Haigh (left), has questioned the government about the basis of the written ministerial statement, issued earlier this month, on shale gas and fracking.