7th June 2014 With help from Theyworkforyou.com, we’ve included extracts from the House of Lords debate on 5th June about proposals in the Queen’s Speech to change the trespass laws to make it easier for oil and gas companies to drill on private land without permission. Click for […]
7th June 2014 MPs wanted to talk about fracking and shale gas this week. The issue came up during the debate on the Queen’s Speech on June 4th and during discussion of the Finance Bill on June 5th. Below, with help from Theyworkforyou.com we’ve included transcripts about shale […]
7th June 2014 Below is a transcript of a written statement by Energy Minister, Michael Fallon, made on June 5th on the Government’s plans to change the trespass laws for onshore oil and gas companies. For more parliamentary discussion on shale gas and fracking this week, click: Latest Fracking […]
June 7th 2014 The spotlight turned onto fracking and shale gas during the last week in Westminster. The Queen’s Speech on Wednesday (June 4th) included legislation to change the trespass laws to make it easier for exploration companies to drill under private land without permission. There was a […]
Two-thirds back moratorium on fracking in Sussex; three-quarters want more time for public debate – Greenpeace poll
6th June 2014 New research for Greenpeace in Sussex found two-thirds of respondents wanted a temporary ban on fracking. About three-quarters wanted a public debate on fracking before planning authorities made decisions on whether it should go ahead.
Cuadrilla gets extension to its Balcombe exploration licence – but stands to lose neighbouring licence
5th June 2014 The Department of Energy and Climate Change has confirmed it has extended Cuadrilla’s licence for oil exploration and production in the area which includes Balcombe in West Sussex. But the company is likely to lose its licence for the adjoining area, around Heathfield and the […]
4th June 2014 As expected, the government included plans in this morning’s Queen’s Speech to allow fracking companies to drill under land without permission.
Council information day on oil and gas in West Sussex – but no talk about current planning applications
4th June 2014 West Sussex County Council has organised a drop-in information event for residents who want to learn more about oil and gas exploration and production.
Countryside group urges government to ditch plans that would “reduce safeguards” at oil exploration sites
3rd June 2014 A countryside group has called on the government to uphold environmental standards at onshore oil exploration sites, not reduce them.
An at-a-glance view of May’s news about fracking and onshore oil and gas. For the current month’s news click here 31/5/14 The Times reports that Cuadrilla has threatened to pull out of Britain unless the law is changed to allow it to drill under people’s homes without permission. In an […]