In this Fracking Week in Westminster: Caroline Lucas asks about flood risk in drilling areas Chris Matheson asks about the methane leak in Porter Ranch, California Peers debate whether an amendment to a new bill could promote fracking in National Parks Thanks to TheyWorkForYou.com for the transcripts
In the first Fracking Week in Westminster of 2016: How one MP fears the Housing and Planning Bill could be used to promote fracking sites Measures to ban on shale gas drill in protected areas Call for a bespoke regulatory regime and independent monitoring for shale gas sites […]
The Energy Minister, Andrea Leadsom, rebuffed suggestions this morning that there was widespread opposition to fracking around Britain. Instead, she said, it offered the opportunity for a new home-grown energy source.
In this week’s Fracking Week in Westminster Chris Matheson on his exclusion from an anti-fracking court case Jim Cunningham on estimates of UK energy from shale gas Julie Elliott on government steps to increase UK energy self-sufficiency Alan Whitehead on a ban on fracking in sensitive areas Plus […]
In this Fracking Week in Westminster: Questions from Jim Cunningham and Lord Young on the role of shale gas in UK energy Lisa Nandy and Jonathan Reynolds accuse the government of confusion on fracking in National Parks Ben Howlett calls for protection from fracking for Bath’s spa water
When is a frack not a frack? And why are some protected areas more protected than others? This post looks at the inconsistencies of some of the rules on fracking.
The government is proposing to ban fracking from the surface of England’s best natural and landscape areas. Details here