MPs debated the Queen’s Speech this week, which included measures which ministers said would curb protest and promote energy security. DrillOrDrop has compiled a selection of Westminster comments on these issues.
The government announced today it was reviving plans to make the popular protest technique of locking on a criminal offence.
Plans by Egdon Resources to drill for oil in Lincolnshire will not cut energy bills, opponents said during a 17-mile pilgrimage between two proposed sites.
Proposals to extend the life of a dormant oil site for a fourth time have been supported by West Sussex planners.
The Horse Hill oil site in Surrey has been granted permission to pump waste water underground.
Keep up to date with May 2022’s news with our digest of daily updated headlines about the business, regulation and campaigns around UK fracking, shale, and onshore oil and gas.
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Pregnant women, children, indigenous people, communities of colour and low-income neighbourhoods are disproportionately harmed by fracking, according to the latest review in the US of risks and damage.
The government’s controversial Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill received Royal Assent today.
Fracking is “quite disruptive, may need thousands of wells and can take a long time” – government minister
An energy minister has rejected industry suggestions that it can produce fracked gas within 18 months.