The government does not plan to support shale gas exploration or review its moratorium, a minister has said.
Labour’s bid to ban fracking in England was defeated in parliament this afternoon. The party’s amendment to the Environment Bill was rejected by 357 votes to 216.
Labour has failed to block the government’s new policing bill which includes restrictions on the right to protest and criminalises unauthorised encampments.
Senior Conservatives in East Yorkshire are urging the county council to declare a climate emergency – after defeating two previous calls by their opponents.
Conservative councillors in Lancashire have been accused of using a “wrecking amendment” for a second time to block support for their government’s policy on the rules on seismic activity induced by fracking.
Conservative-controlled Scarborough Borough Council declared a climate emergency this afternoon.
Two sides of the fracking debate have responded strongly today following votes on earth tremors and protest policing at last night’s meeting of Lancashire County Council.
In the past few minutes, the Scottish Parliament has voted in favour of a ban on fracking.
A set of conditions on fracking, proposed by Labour and adopted by the Government a fortnight ago, has been rejected by the House of Lords without a vote.
Yesterday (26/1/15) MPs voted on fracking in parliament for the first time. They discussed clauses to ban, temporarily halt and control fracking during the Report Stage of the Infrastructure Bill. The Bill includes Government measures to give companies a right to drill or leave substances underground without the […]