Fracking Week in Parliament A senior member of the government has flagged up plans to take major shale gas decisions out of local council control.
Fracking Week in Parliament MPs have questioned ministers in three departments over plans for fracking at Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire.
Fracking Week in Parliament 13-17 November 2017. The Green Party MP, Caroline Lucas, has called for an urgent debate on the compatibility of fracking with UK climate objectives.
Government delayed release of shale impact report until after Lancashire fracking decisions – read the emails
Emails released today show that the Government deliberately delayed the full release of a report on fracking impacts – which it had been ordered to publish – until after the decisions on Cuadrilla’s shale gas applications.
In this Fracking Week in Politics: Tom Pursglove on British steel and the fracking industry Antoinette Sandbach on protecting protected areas from fracking Graham Evans on threats to Frodsham Marshes Energy and climate change questions, House of Commons Fracking and Brexit Welsh responsibility for oil and gas licensing
The government has announced it is abolishing the Department of Energy and Climate Change, which regulates some onshore oil and gas operations.
Top stories in this Fracking Week in Politics: Government statements on the Committee on Climate Change report on shale gas Roger Godsiff on local views and Cuadrilla’s Lancashire appeals Callum McCaig on Freedom of Information and commercial sensitivity Chris Matheson on “back-door” tax breaks for fracking Lord Maude on speeding up […]