Fracking Week in Parliament The government dismissed another call this week for an update of the review of research on the health impacts of shale gas extraction.
Two consultations opened this afternoon on government proposals to fast-track decisions on shale gas developments in England.
The head of Forest Enterprise in England has declined to meet Surrey residents and the local MEP to discuss concerns about oil drilling on the organisation’s land near Dorking.
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.