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 […]
Top stories in this Fracking Week in Politics: Caroline Lucas pushes for answers on unpublished report on shale gas and climate change Rebecca Long-Bailey accuses government of “stripping away” fracking safeguards Lord Grantchester describes fracking as an “unproven” technology Viscount Younger encourages investment in shale gas Lord Brooke […]
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Fracking Week in Politics is back with: Mark Williams on environmental impact assessments for fracking Cat Smith on the impact of fracking on coastal tourism Murdo Fraser and Liam Kerr on jobs from fracking in Scotland Links to our reports on key debates in the Scottish Parliament and Northern Ireland […]
More than 100,000 people have signed a petition calling on ministers to publish advice on the impacts of fracking on UK climate targets.
The gas industry welcomed the approval this evening for what could be the first fracked well in the UK since 2011 but it was careful not to appear celebratory. Ken Cronin, of the industry group, UKOOG, (pictured right) said: “It is not a precedent. It is a continuation. […]